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Hear ye! Hear ye! We wrote newspaper articles!

March 1, 2022 | Chloe Jang

In this writing unit, the goal was to write a newspaper article about an event in an organized and clear way. Students learned how to introduce topics clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections as well as develop topics with facts, details, and quotes.

 

First, we spent a lot of time exploring different types of newspapers, printed and online ones. We reviewed nonfiction text features once again and analyzed the format of an article. We learned that reporters grab the attention of the readers with a catchy headline and a lead sentence that introduces the 5Ws (who, what, where, when, why) in the beginning.

Then, we took our analysis and used it to begin writing our own articles. Some of us wrote about historical events, regarding Amelia Earhart or Titanic, while others wrote about more recent events. Whichever it was, the challenge was to write it as if it just happened yesterday. And they did it!

They drafted, peer revised, edited and published. Some of the writers decided to use a newspaper template on Canva, an online design platform, to publish their articles. Fifth graders celebrated the end of the unit by reading each others’ and giving feedback.

Chloe Jang

Teacher, Grade 5

Chloe Jang first developed a passion for children in high school when volunteering at her church’s children’s ministry. She learned how teaching with love and patience can have an impact on both student and teacher. Since then, Ms. Jang has received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and English Language Arts from Hunter College. In New York City, Ms. Jang experienced diverse classroom environments, especially teaching fourth grade in West Harlem. She’s very excited to be a part of the Mustard Seed team and serve the community!

In her free time, Ms. Jang loves to travel and learn about different cultures. She even lived in Japan for one year, serving students in a college ministry. She also loves to read fiction books, workout, and explore new restaurants.

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