In January 2010, an earthquake rocked Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince. It was a story that made headline news around the world. But it&'s not the only story that Haiti has to tell.
Endorsed by the National Association for the Teaching of English, these resources enable pupils to develop their English skills by exploring Haiti&';s other stories, including its history and geography alongside stories from people who live there. Pupils can participate in poetry analysis, role play, story gathering, storytelling, discussion and finish by creating their own story of Haiti in a medium they choose.
This expository writing lesson guides the students through the process of writing a newspaper using all the elements for writing a newsworthy article. Students will be grading their own final paper before turning them in for teacher evaluation.
The lesson includes:
1. How to begin teaching essay writing
2. How to present the lesson
3. How to grade the final paper
4. Instruction on writing the essay
5. The purpose, the parts, and the steps for writing a news story
6. A worksheet on the difference between fact and opinion
7. A worksheet for organizing the five W's for writing a news story
8. An interview Questions Worksheet
9. A news story paragraph organizer
10. A scoring rubric for assessing a news story