Writing Perspectives in your classroom opens up a space for students to share their thoughts, interests and passions. At heart, a Perspectives piece is personal, even if it touches on a political issue, local problem or universal truth. Perspectives that get on the air may share the following characteristics:
- A compelling story that can be told in no more than two minutes (about 375 words)
- Vivid, precise language and word choice that bring the story to life in the mind of the listener
- A window into an aspect of a young person’s life that helps define who they are and the world they live in.