These curricular resources are designed to be customizable and fit into any classroom structre -- whether remote or in-class.
Step 1: Have students read the Student Prompt and Project Guidelines and have parents/guardians sign the Materials Release Permission form (students must get parent signature to share work). Students can also follow this self-paced sequence self-paced sequence
Step 2: Have students view the Election 2020 showcase and complete the Analyze a Commentary worksheet
Step 3: Students pick an issue they care about. Students can use these resources if they are unsure what to write about.
Step 4: Writing -- Students can view this Example Script and use this Commentary Graphic Organizer to structure their writing (this is just a suggestion). Hand out this Journalistic Evidence Explainer to help students cite evidence like a journalist. Here is another graphic resource to help students understand the components of a commentary Commentary How To
Step 5: Feedback and Revision Peer-to-Peer Feedback Worksheet
Step 8: Have students submit a YouTube, Soundcloud, Vimeo or other streaming link into the submission portal on their dashboard. Make sure they add a unique title. Once they submit, you must approve the submission in your teacher dashboard under the Manage Submissions link. Only teacher-approved submissions can be published.