My Voice: From Editorials to Essays Writing Class
In this workshop, you will explore informative and argumentative essay writing. You will choose topics that are most meaningful to you from today's current events. Here are some examples: Social Justice issues such as homelessness, Black Lives Matter civil rights, the Presidential Election 2020, Science vs. politics when making national disaster decisions, pass or fail to grade during remote learning, Women, Gender, and LGBTQ+ rights. The class will use resources from the New York Times, Newsela, and other national/local archives for background information and primary sources. Skills taught include annotation, paragraph writing, essay formatting/structure, using quotes effectively, and writing style, all needed for high school coursework and state exams.