Our School's News
Students work collaboratively in small groups to create and edit various publications to promote their school's activities and accomplishments. Groups work to complete these publications and publish or update them bi-monthly.
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Evaluating News Reports
The news can be scary, but is it always accurate? Young journalists read about the necessary elements of evaluating a news story for accuracy, thoroughness, newsworthiness, and biased or balanced reporting. After reading a description of...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Issues
Take a close look at news reporting techniques and global issues. Begin by creating a graphic representation of developing nations and defining the term. After class discussion, the second day's activities pick up by deconstructing news...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Information Overload: Looking at News
How do events reported in mainstream newspapers, on television news, blog posts, and social network sites differ? Ask your class to investigate the way the same news item is presented in the many information sources available. Groups...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Public Opinion and News Reporting
In theory, the stories on the front page of a newspaper are a factual reporting of events without bias, while editorial writers try to persuade readers to view events in a certain light. To test the theory, class members examine articles...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Current Event Project
One of the best ways to make history relevant and engaging is to analyze current events before they become history! Check out these project guidelines for a current event research paper, outlining the major required sections of the...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
Localizing News for School Newspaper
Model for your novice journalists how to localize news stories for the school paper. Each class member selects a story from a newspaper to be localized, and then shares the story with a group. Group members contribute their ideas for...
10th - 12th English Language Arts