Students explore Watergate by debating whether or not they would have been in favor of indicting former President nixon on criminal charges.
Active Voice is one of the easiest things to teach, and one of the best ways to improve student writing. But too often we make the assumption that college students have already been taught active voice and will know what we mean when we say “move this sentence into active voice.” This lesson simplifies active voice into an easy-to-remember formula.
The inverted pyramid is a standby for journalists in structuring news stories. Students who understand the inverted pyramid have better media literacy skills than those that don’t. It’s also useful in helping students prioritize information when they consider facts for more traditional writing assignments.