Since its initial publication almost three
decades ago, The Radical Write has been the
go-to textbook for scholastic journalists.
This website offers, among other things, a
chapter-by-chapter workbook, rubrics,
handouts and sample story prompts
, as well
as a blog by author Bobby Hawthorne.

 
 

 

Bobby's Blog

Every now and then, Bobby stumbles across something that catches his eye. If there's a lesson to be learned from it, he's happy to share.

Bonus Materials

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You like handouts? We have lots of them. Rubrics. Lists. Sample stories. Interviewing tips. Download as many as you want. They're free.

About the Author

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Hawthorne practices what he preaches. He also writes features, profiles and opinion columns for a leading Texas education magazine.

 

 

“Half the battle of teaching kids journalism is getting them to present the news to their readers. The other half – the more difficult half – is getting those same journalists to present that news in a form that makes their audiences want to read it. ‘The Radical Write’ teaches both skills – how to present the news and how to write that news in a compelling manner. It’s a great resource in my classroom.”

Jim Streisel, HiLite adviser, Carmel High School, Carmel, IN