The Sixth Annual New York Times Summer Reading Contest
Every year since 2010 The New York Times Learning Network (an Educator Innovator partner) has...
The New York Times Learning Network is holding its third annual student editorial contest, featuring short, evidence-based persuasive essays where teenagers take a stand on an issue and attempt to convince readers of their point of view. Deadline: March 29, 2016
“As teachers know, the persuasive essay has long been a staple of high school education, but the Common Core standards seem to have put evidence-based argumentative writing on everybody’s agenda.
You couldn’t ask for a more real-world example of the genre than the classic newspaper editorial.”
By Michael Gonchar and Katherine Schulten
Interested in finding out more? Read the full article at The Learning Network.