Seventh graders write and publish a press release. In this news writing lesson, 7th graders analyze press releases from various online sources. Students write a press release about a major event in their school.
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Writing a News Article
Extra extra! Join the newspaper business with a series of lessons and exercises focused on elements of journalism. The packet focuses on distinguishing fact from opinion, writing effective headlines, sequencing events, and editing and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Court Rejects New York City’s Portion Cap For Sugary Drinks
Should city government be allowed to limit the size of sugary drinks? Class members read and analyze an article from the Huffington Post examining former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed soda ban in 2014.
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Getting the Most out of Teaching with Newspapers
No matter what subject you're teaching, you'll find some fun and innovative ideas for using newspapers in your classroom with a helpful resource. Based on Getting the Most Out of Teaching with Newspapers by Rebecca Olien, the series of...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Global News: The Changing Face of Reading
A current and engaging informational text with some superb scaffolding activities, this six paragraph article discusses the release of the iPad from Apple, eBooks, and the history of reading and writing materials. After reading the...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Interpreting & Verifying the News in an Era of Info Overload
Young scholars practice their critical thinking skills. In this media awareness lesson, students read articles about media overload and interpretation of media. Young scholars respond to discussion questions and discuss how they verify...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Lesson: Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
A great idea for a fun homework assignment! The class fully and critically analyzes Daniel Sprick's painting, Your Plans. They then generate questions to ask the artist as they attend a mock press conference. They pretend to ask the...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts