Leading by Example in The New York Times

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A creative persuasive writing unit of study designed by eighth-grade English teacher Kayleen Everitt was featured in the March 2 issue of The New York Times.

The piece, which appears in the Learning Network section, discusses in detail how Ms. Everitt is using the newspaper’s annual editorial contest to engage students in hands-on learning. As part of the unit, students are asked to brainstorm a topic, conduct research and participate in a writing and blind editing process before submitting their pieces to the contest.

“By providing students with this authentic experience, their writing skills are greatly enhanced,” said Ms. Everitt.

To read The New York Times piece, click here.