This The Columnist Project activity & project also includes:
Imagine a list that includes Alan Abelson of Baron's, Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, and Mother Jones. High schoolers select a national columnist, read and annotate five columns by this author, noting the rhetorical strategies, organization and arrangement used, and then craft a precis based on one article. The exercise concludes with individuals composing their own argumentative essay on issues the columnist has addressed.
- Amend the list of columnists to include writers featured in a local paper
- Two articles by Barry Smith, columnist for The Aspen Times, are included to provide an opportunity for guided practice
- Included also is an extensive list of suggested columnists