The role of writing in yearbooks, and lessons on how to do it well throughout the year

Rob Melton, NWSP Executive Director

We’ve been busy adding more content to our new NW Scholastic Press wiki, and this week we’re directing your attention to yearbook writing and storytelling lessons — in handout form — that are ready to copy and use with your staff.

These process-oriented and hands-on yearbook activities and assignments focus on staff development and organization, reporting and interviewing, and the many kinds of writing needed in yearbooks. Students learn the groundwork for success in telling non-fiction stories, beginning with an awareness of the publication’s purpose as well as what each member of the staff brings to the team. These activities are structured to help students learn the craft of telling stories in print as well as the craft of writing well.

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