Introductory News Literacy

This Introductory News Literacy unit plan also includes:

Aspiring journalists learn about media literacy, journalism, and the press. Units come complete with handouts, assignment rubrics, notes, and extension suggestions. Each unit also comes with a list of vocabulary words and learning objectives. Pupils should be able to run their own school newspaper after these lessons! 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have writers keep a portfolio with select assignments throughout the three units to showcase their growth
  • Consider inviting a journalist to your classroom from a local newspaper to help with instruction
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners may need background information about certain topics before lesson, as outlined in the resource
  • Graded assignments come complete with rubrics
  • Lesson plans use real-life examples for activities and offer extension opportunities for those demonstrating mastery
  • None