Facts vs. Opinions vs. Informed Opinions and their Role in Journalism

This Facts vs. Opinions vs. Informed Opinions and their Role in Journalism lesson plan also includes:

Do reporters write about what they see, or what they think? Examine the differences between investigative writing and opinion writing with a lesson from PBS. Learners look over different examples of each kind of reporting, and convince the class that their chosen piece of writing is the best example of journalism, in one minute.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a journalism class or club when discussing the difference between informative writing and opinion writing
  • Include in a language arts class to emphasize informational text and critical reading
  • Invite scholars to bring in different examples of editorials and news articles for class members to analyze
Classroom Considerations

  • Discusses the writing style in blogs; you'll need to have internet access for this part, or at least printouts of examples
  • Worksheets for the entire unit are found under the Included Materials section
Pros

  • Provides auxiliary materials and worksheets 
  • Lesson is well-organized and thorough
  • Encourages thought-provoking discussions among your budding journalists
Cons

  • None