I am always looking for ways to help my students write. Write more. Write more effectively. Write with more voice.
Not too long ago, I came across The Skimm, an online news source I read every weekday morning. It never ceases to make me smile. Witty and smart just about covers it.
In an effort to help my students stay tuned to what is happening in the world, I’ve asked them to sign up to receive the Daily Skimm. Besides learning the basics about what events headline the news, we will discuss author’s craft, effective summarization skills, using links to build our credibility in online writing, and what ever else we happen to notice in these daily news sound bites.
Who doesn’t want that?
Happy Reading, my friends.
And Happy New Year!
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