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Magazine for Every Interest
Magazines are usually high-interest reads with strong visuals and eye-catching titles. Use magazines to examine writing style and peak interest in reading. Once partners have reviewed an article, they compare it to a second article, and finally write their own articles.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Magazine for Every Interest
Everyone loves flipping through a magazine. This lesson has learners study two examples of magazine articles, discuss the format, and write their own magazine article. Consider spending a chunk of time letting your class flip through magazines and select two of their own magazine articles to read and study.
8th - 11th Language Arts 4 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Analyze magazines as a class, looking carefully for the target audience, advertisements, and topics presented. Small groups then work as a publication team and receive a magazine that they have to "sell." Each individual has a different role such as editor-in-chief or assistant, and they use internet research to write articles.
11th - 12th Language Arts 21 Views 56 Downloads
Create a Youth Consumer Magazine
Students discover how to create their own youth consumer or Internet site. The lesson begins with students being introduced to a variety of youth consumer magazines, television shows and Web sites. They discuss the elements that make these positive.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 2 Downloads
Groups of students create magazines that contain stories and images of one aspect of the ocean, and ocean life. The expectations for the final products are quite high, so this lesson will require some effort to properly implement. A sample assessment is included in the plan.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Free Enterprise: Business Magazine Project
Creativity, cooperative learning, and economics combine in this "Business Magazine" group project. Designed as a class finale, this project designates specific job descriptions to each pupil. Groups use modern business magazines as examples.
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 16 Views 46 Downloads
Here is a very interesting topic that will really get the class thinking about gender, beauty, advertising, and digital photography. The class explores the ways digital images can be altered to change a person's appearance and how the people they see look far different than they do in real life.
3rd - 5th 21st Century Skills 55 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What a creative and engaging project to incorporate into your studies of the 1920s! Your young historians will work in groups to design a magazine discussing the political and cultural topics of the decade, each member writing one article and visual to contribute to the group project.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Althea Gibson
What would it like to be the first person to achieve something? Read about Althea Gibson, the first black tennis player to win a Grand Slam title, to win at Wimbledon, and more. Class members respond to questions to demonstrate their understanding of the text, and to connect the text to their own lives.
5th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Magazine for Every Interest
Hook your high schoolers into lifelong reading with magazines! Begin by having class members examine several magazine for format, features, and writing style. Learners then select a magazine and write an article about a topic of their choice in the style of the magazine that deals with that topic.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 7 Downloads
The Jungle Project: Creating a Magazine
"The task is your task–yours to dream, yours to resolve, yours to execute." To conclude a study of Upton Sinclair's, The Jungle, groups are tasked with creating a multi-media magazine in which they investigate one aspect of the foods industry.
9th - 12th Language Arts 16 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Now That's Beautiful!
Your class experiences dozens of messages about beauty every day by reading magazines, watching movies, and listening to the radio. Have them analyze society's view of beauty in groups after discussing several resources, including Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty and The Media Awareness Network.
7th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Seventh graders examine the components and structure of magazines. In groups they develop a magazine based on the novel of their choice. Comic strips and promotional advertisements about the novels are included in the magazine. Students design and give an oral presentation about their magazine.
7th Language Arts 4 Views 39 Downloads
Group Product-Pitch Presentation
Are you just about to teach persuasion in your class? If so, you should consider this short unit. In small groups, learners create a product, develop a magazine ad for the product, and pitch this product to the class using a visual presentation.
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 86 Downloads
Learners elucidate themselves by writing up to six entries in different formats. Some formatting choices include a dictionary, encyclopedia, or atlas entry, a magazine article, a newspaper article, and a table of contents. Some structural hints are included for each of the six formats.
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 177 Downloads
Although this lesson was written to use Express Magazine, it could easily be done with a different source. Pupils write on topics of their choosing, using vocabulary and phrases selected by the teacher. They then create their own vocabulary lists using words and phrases from various sources.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Learn new words using context
Spend a productive hour in the classroom as your scholars develop their context clues skills by working with short newspaper or magazine articles. The exercise introduces these skills and allows time to practice and discuss the strategies that need to be taken in identifying the context of words in question.
4th - 8th Language Arts 164 Views 300 Downloads CCSS: Designed