Write an editorial

From: Stephanie Wong <wongtong@connect.ab.ca>
Subject: Write an editorial
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 16:05:13 -0600 (MDT)


An activity to improve your students' communication skills.  Sometimes, a
student might give their opinion on a topic, but when you ask them why, they
say "I don't know".  This activity gets them started into supporting their

Get your students to write an editorial about why should there be missions
to Mars? (or for the very hot topic of Cassini with the plutonium)

Write an intro to state the issue and your stand.
Write a few paragraphs of your reasoning supporting the stand.
End the editorial with a closing paragraph.

Stephanie Wong
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada