The first helps students do close-readings of editorials and Op-Eds, as well as Times Op-Docs, Op-Art and editorial cartoons.
The second suggests ways for students to discover their Times Opinion section on Oct.
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Or, read a news report and an opinion piece on the same topic and look for the differences.
For example, which of the first paragraphs below about the shooting in Las Vegas is from a news article and which is from an opinion piece? Paragraph A: After the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, the impulse of politicians will be to lower flags, offer moments of silence, and lead a national mourning.And to go even deeper, this lesson plan from 2010 focuses on a special section produced that year, “Op-Ed at 40: Four Decades of Argument and Illustration.” It helps students understand the role the Op-Ed page has played at The Times since 1970, and links to many classic pieces.__________2. In our lesson plan Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion, you’ll find activities students can use with any day’s Times to practice.For instance, you might invite them to read an Op-Ed and underline the facts and circle the opinion statements they find, then compare their work in small groups.In the post, we quote a New Yorker article, “The Six Things That Make Stories Go Viral Will Amaze, and Maybe Infuriate, You,” that explains the strategies in a way that students may readily understand: In 350 B.C., Aristotle was already wondering what could make content — in his case, a speech — persuasive and memorable, so that its ideas would pass from person to person.(From “Multiple Weapons Found in Las Vegas Gunman’s Hotel Room”) mean?The video above, “What Aristotle and Joshua Bell Can Teach Us About Persuasion,” can help.2017 Student Editorial Contest, “In Nothing We Trust.”" class="css-11cwn6f" src="https://static01com/images/2016/11/08/opinion/08heath Web-LN-2/08heath Web-article Inline.jpg?quality=75&auto=webp&disable=upscale" src Set="https://static01com/images/2016/11/08/opinion/08heath Web-LN-2/08heath Web-article Large.jpg? quality=90&auto=webp 600w,https://static01com/images/2016/11/08/opinion/08heath Web-LN-2/08heath Web-jumbo.jpg? quality=90&auto=webp 1024w,https://static01com/images/2016/11/08/opinion/08heath Web-LN-2/08heath Web-super Jumbo.jpg? quality=90&auto=webp 2048w" sizes="((min-width: 600px) and (max-width: 1004px)) 84vw, (min-width: 1005px) 60vw, 100vw" item Prop="url" item ID="https://static01com/images/2016/11/08/opinion/08heath Web-LN-2/08heath Web-article Inline.jpg? This post was originally written to accompany a webinar called Write to Change the World: Crafting Persuasive Pieces With Help from Nicholas Kristof and the Times Op-Ed Page, which you can watch on-demand anytime.Finally, if you’d like a recommendation for a specific Op-Ed that will richly reward student analysis of these elements, Kabby Hong, a teacher at Verona Area High School in Wisconsin, who will be our guest on our “Write to Change the World” webinar, recommends Nicholas Kristof’s column “If Americans Love Moms, Why Do We Let Them Die? Use the archives of Room for Debate, which featured succinct arguments on interesting topics from a number of points of view, to introduce students to perspectives on everything from complex geopolitical or theological topics to whether people are giving Too Much Information in today’s Facebook world.We also have two comprehensive lesson plans — For the Sake of Argument: Writing Persuasively to Craft Short, Evidence-Based Editorials and I Don’t Think So: Writing Effective Counterarguments — that were written to support students in crafting their own editorials for our annual contest.