Simple procedures are good. Giving students feedback is good. Put them together, and you get simple, immediate feedback on student headlines - and that's great.
A lesson on headline writing, with a dab of self-esteem on the side.
Grading headlines can be a subjective minefield. It's easy to flunk a libelous or incorrect head, but how to place a value on all the other things that can go wrong. Here's one approach.
Focus on the key words to write a strong, specific head. Here’s a way to find them.
DOWNLOADS: How to pick out key words
Crossword puzzle fans are experts at finding synonyms. So here are threee puzzles designed to help students find just the right word that will fit.
Tap students' creative juices by challenging them to out-do the masters of sensationalism.