Day 2

The Red Badge of Courage Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Journalistic Objectivity

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing

    Objective:

    Students will be able to identify, analyze and practice journalistic writing.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.4

    Structure:

    Students will write a journalistic account of the battle as if they were a reporter embedded with the regiment.

    Begin this activity with a discussion about what it means to write in a journalistic style. Consider the following links for discussion about objectivity and journalism:

    New Journalism

    Journalistic Objectivity

    Have them compare and contrast what they find with the style of the narrator in the story.

    Have students write the piece as if they are a reporter...

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