Fake News Unit

Grade Levels
6th - 8th
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105 pages
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Fake News Unit PDF and Digital Editions: This resource contains 5 high-interest lessons to help students understand what fake news is and how to spot it.

  • This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom™ as well as Google Slides™ formatted lessons for 1:1 schools.

Resource Includes:

  • 5 Fake News Lessons
  • Student Choice
  • Detailed Teacher Lesson Plans
  • PDF and Digital Versions of the Unit
  • Individual PDFs of student pages to post to Google Classroom

Lesson Topics

  1. What is Media Literacy?
  2. What is Fake News?
  3. How to Spot Fake News.
  4. Fake News Stations (5 Different Topics)
  5. Creating Fake News Final Assignment

Teacher Feedback

  1. "This was a great resource - especially during these times! My students would constantly talk about fake news but did not fully understand what it was, until now!"
  2. "Very engaging! Excellent literacy resource - like all of your other products. With today's political climate and increasing reliance on social media for news and the reach of information, this unit is perfect! Just what students need. Thank you!"
  3. "My students had so much fun with this! So engaging!"
  4. “Students LOVED this unit.  Each lesson is easy to teach and engaged students!  Students think critically and question media sources.  Many comments from parents about how impressed they were with this unit!”
  5. “Such a fun media literacy resource! Great for engaging in media literacy while teaching students to not believe everything they read or see on the internet.” 
  6. “Thanks for another engaging Media Literacy Unit. The activities in this unit really challenged the kids to reflect on messages that they see in the media and helped them move toward being more media savvy.”

Other Engaging Media Literacy Lessons

Total Pages
105 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.


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