Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-6)
Paul Harvey was well known for his attention grabbing, trivia-filled news stories that were read on the radio. This lesson is about Harvey's approach to the segments, including some examples from the first few chapters of the book.
1) Class Discussion: How does Paul Harvey maintain the suspense or interest for his stories? In what way does the writing style of the stories reflect Harvey's speaking voice that people might recognize from his broadcasts? What are some of the patterns that are used in them? How do the patterns add to the anticipation that builds in each story?
2) Writing and Analysis: Have the class take 15 minutes and write down 3 techniques that Paul Harvey uses when writing his news stories. Afterward, talk about the answers and which techniques are the most significant.
3) Partner or Group Discussion: What does Harvey choose to do with the names...
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