Media Center Orientation
Sixth graders explore the media center. They locate, retrieve, and handle media and equipment. Students use a variety of sources to locate materials in the media center. They explore where and how to find materials in the media center.
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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...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Truth or Money: How Advertisers Censor Health Information in Media
Two compelling texts about tobacco companies' influence over editorial content in print media introduce readers to the concept of advertising censorship. After study and discussion, class members compose a mock "final column" by a...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Keep It Real—Newspapers, the Ultimate Informational Text
Newspaper in Education (NIE) Week, celebrated annually during the first full school week in March, recognizes the accomplishments of NIE programs across the country and around the world. Take part in the celebration with the lessons and...
3rd - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
It's a Whatchamacallit
Learners formulate new applications for simple machines in an original invention that solves a common problem. They brainstorm ideas for a new product using simple machines and communicate a finished project through an oral, written, and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
'Got Milk?' or 'Not Milk!'? - That Is the Question!
Young scholars critically analyze Web sites that present different sides of the controversial milk debate (good for you/not good for you).They compose an expository reflection about the persuasive techniques used in media messages.
6th - 12th Health
How can word choice affect a political speech? Middle and high schoolers examine the text of the 1999 State of the Union Address, and then determine how newspaper articles and television reports describe and analyze the event. Use this...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable