In this webinar, The Learning Network, along with expert educators, science journalists, and students, will share ways to make informational writing engaging and fun for students. You'll see how the Trilobites column of the Science Times, and other mentor texts, can be used to write compellingly and informatively. And, we'll walk you through our STEM writing contest.
Together we will:
- Explore writing prompts and resources that will inspire students to investigate topics that matter to them.
-Analyze mentor texts from The Times and past contest winners to identify “writer’s moves” and key elements of informational writing, with a focus on STEM topics.
- Gain advice and best practices from Times journalists on informational writing in the field of science.
- Learn about the STEM Writing Contest and the resources that support it.
The New York Times Learning Network’s STEM writing contest for middle and high school students is accepting submissions through March 2, 2021. More information is available here: www.nytimes.com/2020/12/23/le...
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The New York Times Learning Network provides free teaching resources for bringing the world into your classroom. We publish about 1,000 teaching resources each school year, all based on using Times content — articles, essays, images, videos, graphics and podcasts — as teaching tools across subject areas. Our intended audience is middle and high school teachers and students (teenagers 13 and up).