Lesson Plan

Journalism Lesson

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Engage your pupils in a seres of journalism activities. For this journalism lesson plan, learners practice with AP style, analyze an article, practice writing leads, work with organizing information, and take a stab at writing headlines. Each activity is paired with a worksheet.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • As the lesson plan suggests, this would work well as a sub plan
  • Try out the whole lesson, or some specific worksheets from the collection, at the beginning of the year with your journalism class
Classroom Considerations
  • For the first activity, you will need to have an AP Style Guide or online equivalent handy
  • While the plan specifically states that this was originally designed as a sub plan, you can definitely use it for regular instruction
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website.It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Includes options for both traditional and block schedule setups
  • Comes with worksheets and answer keys (when appropriate)
Cons
  • One of the worksheets is titled with Analyzation, which is not a word; you may wish to white this out and write in Analysis instead