* This is not in the writing or project bundle.
This is a great way to bring in real world issues in journalism an create a rich discussion with students. In my class we discuss issues like newsworthiness, accuracy, copyright, and more. A list of issues is included on the annotation guide.
Included you will find directions on holding a seminar with a rubric, inner and outer circle feedback forms, and an annotation guide to help students. You will track student progress on ClassDojo.com, a user friendly website teachers can track the discussion live on a cell phone. Students can then log in to view their progress.
If you have a large class you can use the website TodaysMeet.com and project it on the board for students in the outer circle to participate. It's an interactive message board in which students can post comments and questions for inner circle participants to see while they discuss. Both circles are then getting an enriched experience! Look up TodaysMeet.com and create your classroom for students to start posting. Students then participate using their phones.
Common Core standards included.