Lesson Plan

News Judges

Order in the court! Scholars act as news judges, learning how to analyze the newsworthiness of several pieces of information. Working in small groups, they determine which events are most newsworthy and then complete graphic organizers to evaluate news reports. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Pre-teach word wall vocabulary and provide examples of each term
  • For homework, invite students to locate newsworthy stories to share with the class the following day
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires projection and Internet access
  • Includes word wall terms and a list of essential questions
  • Provides several extended learning options
  • None
Common Core