Become a Journalist

Explore the newspaper as a unique entity with a detailed and extended unit. The unit requires learners to consider the newspaper's role in democracy, think about ethics, practice writing and interviewing, and examine advertising and news content. The packet is made up of 30 lesson plans with accompanying materials.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • While this is a unit, you could certainly pick and choose a lesson or two, or a worksheet or two, that fit exactly what you need for your journalism, language arts, or social studies instruction
Classroom Considerations

  • This is a huge packet of materials, and it might seem intimidating; however, the materials are well organized and worth at least a glance if you are planning to teach anything related to journalism and newspapers
Pros

  • Entire unit is designed for the Common Core
  • Includes materials such as graphic organizers, vocabulary lists and glossaries, worksheets, rubrics, and more; this is a complete unit
  • Requires learners to tap into analysis skills, as well as read, write, and discuss
Cons

  • None