Margin Notes

Try This Tomorrow: 19 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Ikea Employees

Feb
12

Mental Floss recently published, “19 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Ikea Employees” an article filled with neat insider information about “what it’s like to work for one of the world’s most recognizable retail stores.” At first, I paid attention to the organizing structure, thinking it would make an interesting mentor text for using titles to identify separate subtopics or ideas and make information writing flow. Then, I realized that the whole concept makes this article a powerful invitation for students to write about the behind-the-scenes secrets of something or someplace they have expert knowledge about. Think of how much you would learn about your students (and they could learn about each other) from these behind-the-scenes secrets!

One Response to Try This Tomorrow: 19 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Ikea Employees

  1. This is perfect. I am looking for exactly this type of writing right now. I will be using, if not tomorrow, for the plans for next week! Great find. Much appreciated!

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