Journalism I Narrative Writing Analysis — NBA Finals Story — Sept. 8, 2016
Fifth-hour Journalism I students should complete the following in class today, using their I-Pads to access this site:
- Read Phil Taylor’s Sports Illustrated story on the 2001 NBA finals. Underline or highlight examples of descriptive narrative writing and strong direct quotes. 15-20 minutes
- When finished, form small discussion groups of 3-4. As a group, identify 5 specific strategies Taylor uses to make this a quality example of journalistic narrative writing and reporting. Type up and post your group’s list of 5 in the Leave a Comment section to the left of this posting. Be sure to include all group members’ names in the posting. Also, be aware that your response will not show up immediately — Mr. Lang has to approve and post it tonight.
- Bring this NBA finals article to class to discuss tomorrow.