E.S.C.A.P.E. Junk News

Fair, balanced, and reputable information? There's an acronym for that! Scholars learn the E.S.C.A.P.E. method for evaluating news sources. Then, pupils work in small groups to read and analyze a news story and discuss the activity to ensure comprehension. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • For homework, ask individuals to find examples of junk news and bring them in to share with peers
Classroom Considerations
  • Print and make copies of the included resources in advance
  • Select a news story for students to evaluate
  • Attached worksheet reinforces critical thinking skills
  • Included Junk News Poster has colorful graphics and helpful information
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