LEVEL: Upper-intermediate to Advanced
OVERVIEW: This resource is for getting your students to report about a news story they either have read or watched on a media source. This is a great supplementary task for when teaching a lesson on the media for English language, and extra important when getting students to think about proper media consumption. The package includes one detailed assignment page with guidelines, a variety of credible news sources, tips, key language, and general information on how to write a current event report. There are also two current event templates for students to write their reports on in hard copy print out. The best part: you can reuse this resource for an entire term, class, semester, or year!
OBJECTIVES: Your students will be able to…
• …use language related to reporting the news appropriately on a written report.
• …build better analytical reading skills by searching for key information to complete a report task.
• …think critically about news sources and media outlets.
• …summarize a news story in 4 paragraphs based on criteria.
• …use elements of passive voice and reported speech on a written report.
THE PACKAGE: 3 pages total
• 1 student assignment page
• 1 blank current event template
• 1 current event template with guiding questions
THE LICENSE: This product is to be used by the original purchaser only. Copying for more than one teacher or classroom, or for an entire department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view, uploaded to school or district websites, distributed via email, or submitted to file sharing sites such as Amazon Inspire. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Intended for single classroom and personal use only.
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