Great Writing Treasure Hunt

We have discussed many aspects of good writing:  interesting introductions, effective transitions, varied use of different sentence types, great use of strong verbs and descriptive adjectives, and conclusions that efficiently wrap up the writing without sounding like a repeat of the introduction.  It is now your turn to go out in search of these important writing techniques. For 50 extra credit points, you must go out into the wonderful world-wide web and find examples for each of the aspects of great writing previously listed.  Here are your treasure hunt instructions:

  1. Use newspaper websites, Teen Tribune, Teen Ink, Time for Kids, Youngzine, etc.
  2. Find and print articles that demonstrate excellent writing in the following areas: introduction, conclusion, sentence variety, descriptive adjectives, strong verbs, and effective transitions.
  3. Print out the articles and highlight the areas of the article that demonstrate good writing (you will have a different article for each aspect of great writing I listed).
  4. Clearly write at the top of the articles which great writing aspect your article is showcasing.
  5. Be prepared to explain why you chose each article to demonstrate what great writing looks like.

This is your extra credit assignment if you choose to take it.  Good luck, treasure hunters!






About Ms. Burroughs

I teach 7th grade language arts at Edwards Middle School. I love anything to do with technology and using it in reading and writing. Learning shouldn't have to be boring nor should the job of teaching. "To me, education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul." ~ Muriel Spark
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