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Teresa Wollemborg
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5Ws and an H


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5Ws and an H

Teresa Wollemborg of Adlai E. Stevenson High School in South Bronx, N.Y.

Teresa Wollemborg
Adlai E. Stevenson High School
South Bronx, N.Y.

Objective: To provide students with an introduction to the 5Ws and H of journalistic writing; to provide assessment through a 5Ws and H handout

Aim: Why are the 5Ws and H integral to journalism?

Do Now: Describe what you did for the hour prior to arriving to class. Write for five minutes.

Homework: Read at least two articles in the newspaper and identify the 5Ws and H

Motivation: Students will share their experiences/ engage in class discussion


  • DN/Attendance
  • Discuss DN
  • Mini-Lesson on 5Ws and H
  • Class Discussion
  • Handout Completion
  • Discussion of Handout

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