Amanda's News

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All the news that's fit to print, or read online! Help your class learn the difference between newspapers and online articles with a reading comprehension activity. Third graders read a short passage about Amanda's school project before answering six comprehension questions about the information in the story.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a computer lab to reinforce the difference between print and online news
  • Bring to a journalism class or club as an introductory activity
  • Include in a reading assessment or language arts homework packet
Classroom Considerations

  • Does not provide a lot of space for written responses; consider having learners write their answers on another page
  • Questions address knowledge-level topics, and don't delve deeper in literary analysis
Pros

  • Subject matter would make a thoughtful discussion for your class
  • Straightforward format would be a good addition to any language arts lesson
Cons

  • None
Common Core