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ERIC Number: ED402611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
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Enhancing Writing Skills in English and Spanish: A Bilingual Newsletter for Hispanic High Schools Students.
Bertelsen, Mia Jane
Teaching journalism to produce a bilingual newsletter is an effective way to improve the writing abilities of Hispanic high school students in English and Spanish. Additionally, the creation of a bilingual newsletter can increase the students' awareness of and participation in community issues. This project paper analyzes why teaching journalism is valuable and outlines what kinds of skills the students can gain. The use of computers in the writing classroom is examined. A 10-day curriculum offers teachers lessons on how to implement a newsletter in their own classrooms. Appendixes present a list of rules for interviews, an interview evaluation sheet, a newsletter style guide, advice on taking photographs, a general advertising contract, advertising rules, practice sheets for advertising, two sample texts for use with "Pagemaker"(TM) software, and a sample newsletter. Contains 19 references. (Author/RS)
Descriptors: Advertising, Bilingual Students, Computer Uses in Education, High School Students, High Schools, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Journalism Education, Lesson Plans, Multilingual Materials, Newsletters, Photojournalism, Scholastic Journalism, Student Publications, Writing Improvement, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Note: M.A. Project, University of Oregon.