Review the following articles:
Non-Academic Article from CNN: “Move Over, Sit Still! Why Kids Need to Move in School”: (https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/03/health/children-movement-schools-classroom/index.html)
Academic Article from The Physical Educator (academic journal): “Perceptions of the Effects of Recess on Kindergartners”
Once you review both articles carefully, take a few moments to review their rhetorical situation. What is the context for each article? What is the purpose? Who is the audience? What style of writing (genre) did they use and why? Once you identify the audience of each piece, look very carefully at how the articles were written. How are they organized? What kind of evidence do they use? What’s their tone and style like? How is the article formatted on the page? How do they interact with the reader? Consider these questions with care.
Writing Prompt: Once you’ve investigated both articles, your task will be to write a paragraph that examines HOW the two articles differ based on their AUDIENCE.
Use the MEAL plan to organize your paragraph (main idea, evidence, analysis, and linking statement). Select specific evidence from both articles to show your reader your point, and make sure you analyze how each piece of evidence proves your topic sentence. For this paragraph, you should use a formal tone and style, so edit with care.