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What's in a Newspaper

For Teachers 6th - 7th
In this what's in a newspaper worksheet, students analyze different aspects of a newspaper. Students give the title and reason why ads, news, features, and editorials are in the paper.
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Worksheet #56 Questions - Judicial Terms

For Students 8th - 9th
In this American judicial terms worksheet, students examine their knowledge through ten fill in the blank questions that relate to the aforementioned topic.
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Newspaper Article

For Students 5th - 6th
In this newspaper article worksheet, students read the newspaper article, "The Bears Beat the Sharks", answer 10 questions with multiple choice answers and put 8 events from the article in chronological order.
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Daily Language Practice

For Students 4th
For this daily language practice worksheet, 4th graders edit and rewrite a sentence using upper case letter and proper word order. They circle the adjective, main verb, and helping verb in 2 sentences, and write a newspaper article that...
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Science TV: Making it Real

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the ways science is presented in a children's television show. Students conduct internet research, and then create and design a skit that highlights the problem-solving process.
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Legacies of Colonialism

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the effects of colonialism in Africa. In this World History lesson, students read the Legacy of Colonialism and take a stance on Colonialism to write a letter to the editor. They are paired with a same-ability partner...
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Newspaper

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this newspaper worksheet, students read 4 excerpts from a newspaper and identify each one as: news, sports, editorial or advertisement.
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Headlines Summarize: News Articles

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this following directions worksheet, students cut out headlines and articles from the newspapers and answer questions about them. Students answer 12 questions.
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News to the Core Reported by Very Special Students

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students create news articles that help them build their knowledge, skills, and academic confidence. In this special education lesson, students use previous knowledge to write a newsletter and demonstrate their understanding of various...
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Editorial Cartoon: Equal Opportunity

For Teachers 7th - 9th
students explore how editorial cartoons often use familiar adages or idioms in new ways to make a point about something.
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Cat Study Article

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students write a letter to the editor of USA Today. In this letter writing lesson plan, students read a newspaper article about cats and consider a dog or cat's view on current events. Students reflect this perspective in their letters.
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Editorial Writing as a Catalyst for Discussion of Important Issues

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners decide which issues are most important to their student body and work in cooperative learning groups to write editorials. In this editorial writing lesson, students brainstorm a list of the most important issues and bring in an...
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Planning for A Letter to the Editor

For Students 5th - 12th
In this letter to the editor worksheet, students brainstorm and fill in the blanks to a graphic organizer that would help them write a letter to an editor. Students complete 12 spaces in the graphic organizer.
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Reporting News About Rosa Parks

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars investigate racism by completing a writing assignment.  In this civil rights lesson plan, students research facts about Rosa Parks in order to write a newspaper article about her.  Young scholars utilize the Internet for...
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What Do People Know About Radon?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this radon worksheet, young scholars read a short newspaper article about radon. Students complete 7 pages of exercises about the article. Young scholars answer questions, define words, conduct a survey and tally the data.
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What's in the News?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this analysing articles worksheet, students read two newspaper articles about the issue of radon and answer six questions that allow students to reflect on how the articles were written and what is left unknown to the readers.
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Creating a Newscast on the Cold War

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students research the events of a specific year of the Cold War. In this Cold War lesson plan, students investigate the causes of the Cold War and highlight the events of a particular year.  Students create a storyboard and a video...
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Opinion/Facts: letters to the editor and endorsement

For Teachers 4th - 8th
In this opinion and facts worksheet, students write the opinion and facts of letters to the editor that are for and against a candidate running for office. Students also write the propaganda technique used and example of an endorsement...
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Numbers in the News

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students examine numbers used in the real world by reading newspapers.  In this number identification lesson, students explore popular newspapers and attempt to find numbers in prices, temperatures, dates, sports scores, etc.  Students...
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Propaganda Techniques

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders locate examples of persuasive writing. In this persuasive writing lesson students work in a groups to identify and analyze the use of propaganda techniques. Students use newspapers to find editorials, or advertisements,...
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Examining Letters to the Editor

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars write letters to the editor. In this written communication lesson, students read sample letters to the editor and use the active voice to compose letters to the editor about issues they are interested in.
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Analyzing Nonfiction Text Elements - Editorials

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the text features of non-fiction. In this literacy lesson, students read editorial samples provided by their instructor and analyze the texts for word choice, details, and organization.
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Examining Letters to the Editor

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students write letters to the editor. For this written communication lesson, students read sample letters to the editor and use the active voice to compose letters to the editor about issues in which they are interested.
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Editorials- Facts that Support Opinions

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders complete a worksheet.  In this author's opinion lesson, 4th graders read editorials and determine how the use of facts supports the author's opinion.  Students complete a facts to support opinions chart.

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