Step 1: Read the current article
Step 2: Start writing now!
(Refer back to the article as needed)
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Mastering the ability to find evidence in a text, and presenting a clear, concise understanding of it in writing are essential college and career skills in the 21st century.
Developing these skills requires practice and personalized, in-depth support. Typically, teachers do not have enough time to give to pupils the attention they deserve.This is where News Punch fits in.
News Punch uses fresh, buzz-worthy news articles as the basis for structured and supportive student reading and writing activities that build comprehension.
Students read current events articles, and then are guided through a step-by-step process to insure they write clear, concise responses to the texts. Built-in hints and tips assist students as they work.
Writing is automatically stored at various stages of development in a management system for students and teachers. Students learn to write and rewrite in a true recursive process.
New activities are created several times a month throughout the U.S. school year. The topics -- which range from the serious to the zany -- have covered the Flint water crisis, the race between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk to build reusable rockets, and a disgusting, but popular wall in Seattle covered in chewing gum.
Educators and students are encouraged to submit topics. Our team can created custom activities for a reasonable fee.
The free News Punch topic on this web site is changed every several months. Purchase access to the complete News Punch and get more than 40 topics a year!
News Punch is straightforward and easy to use. However, if teachers want help, our team is ready and available via telephone and email.
Why wait? Add Punch to your arsenal today.
News Punch aligns with most secondary grade and college prep standards, including the Common Core, such as:
Contact us for detailed alignments.
Please contact Merit for current pricing.
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