Analyzing How Words Communicate Bias

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Words are powerful ... can your class choose them wisely? Scholars evaluate news articles to discover the concepts of tone, charge, and bias during a media literacy lesson plan. The resource focuses on recognizing implicit information and determining a method for analyzing the reliability of online sources.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask the class to locate an additional article about the topic they studied with a different tone
  • Have individuals present their charged news stories with the class as an alternative assessment method
Classroom Considerations

  • Make two half-class sets of articles for the activity, as pupils need to read two articles on the same topic with different tones
Pros

  • The lesson is an excellent way to introduce middle school pupils to the concept of media bias and digital literacy
  • Includes all of the printable resources, aside from news articles
Cons

  • None