Journalism: Connecting ELA Classes To The Real World

Journalism ELA Lessons

I had the opportunity to meet with Josh Flores, the Director of Language Arts at the Oklahoma State Department of Education, a few weeks ago. When he found out I have a background in journalism, he asked me to write up a small guide to incorporating journalism lessons into an English/Language Arts classroom.

Needless to say, I was excited to put this guide together, even though the idea of distilling my years of experience down into two pages made writing the guide a bit tough at first. Once I started though, the words flowed.

You can view my contribution to the guide at “Writing Modes: Journalism” on the website.

Or download the whole 2014 Oklahoma writing guide.

About the author 

Michelle Boyd Waters, M.Ed.

I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my doctorate in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education and co-Editor of the Oklahoma English Journal. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify students' voices and choices.

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