Extra! Extra! Read All About It?

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Remember the Lusitania! As part of their study of the causes of World War I, class members examine newspaper articles and propaganda posters about the sinking of the Lusitania and then craft their own news story about the event.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate into a unit on World War I
  • Design a cross-curricular project between social studies and language arts
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource assumes class members are aware of the features of the different types of newspaper articles
Pros

  • A link to a web site that provides information about the different types of news and features articles is included in the five-page packet
  • Includes a rubric for the assignment
Cons

  • For writers to successfully complete the writing assignment, the lesson requires more instruction on how to craft headlines, leads, and body paragraphs
Common Core