Nathan Weeks Middle School

Des Moines, IA

Grades 6-8, English
Partner(s): Angela C. Furtado
Student Achievement Grant
2007, Winter

About this Grantee

To provide students with the opportunity to address authentic audiences and improve their writing skills, Mr. Brightman and Ms. Furtado implement a project focused on community publishing. Students critically analyze professional publications to identify content and design conventions and work with college professors and business leaders to study language and audience needs and expectations. As part of the project, students respond to local publishing opportunities and present their original nonfiction and fiction writing pieces to a live audience of peer, parents, and community members at a culminating communications fair.

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