Lesson Plan

Witness for the Prosecution: Online Newspaper

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Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution becomes the text for an online newspaper activity. Young journalists craft news, features, obituary, and opinion articles based on the characters and events in the play.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils locate news stories that are required for the lesson
  • Use in a journalistic writing course
Classroom Considerations
  • Read Christie's play and watch a film version to determine if the tale is appropriate for your classroom
  • Requires considerable prep time to locate and tag the five newspaper stories required for the lesson
  • Presumes class members have read or seen Witness for the Prosecution
  • Provides links to resources that describe the characteristics of the various types of newspaper articles
  • Does not provide a rubric