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INFORMATIONAL TEXT LESSON {Analyzing the Features of a News Article}

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One of the most effective ways for students to learn how to write articles, is for them to see and analyze examples of them. This lesson will not only guide students through the process of identifying the features of a news article, but will also have them critically analyzing them.

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This lesson could be used as part of a larger unit on studying informational texts, or a writing articles. Or, alternatively, it would make a great substitute lesson!

CONTENTS

STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN
This step-by-step plan will guide you through the lesson, providing you with discussion prompts and tips for teaching.

PERSUASIVE LANGUAGE TECHNIQUE DEFINITIONS
As an introductory groupwork exercise, students have to match up persuasive language techniques with their definitions. These slips are provided.

ORGANIZE THE STORY
As an introductory groupwork exercise, students have organize the different paragraphs of a newspaper article into order. These slips are provided.

THE TEXT: A Newspaper Article about a Flood
This serious, unbiased newspaper article (an original) is included for students to read and analyze.

IDENTIFYING THE FEATURES OF AN ARTICLE
This comprehensive table guides students through the process of analyzing the features and student of a newspaper article, and prompting them to give their thoughts and opinions.

ANALYZING A NEWS ARTICLE
This visually appealing and engaging graphic organizer will help students to analyze the news article in a more ‘out-of-the-box’ manner (they even have to write the Twitter status of the journalist!)
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[EXTENSION] COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
Included in this lesson pack is a set of comprehension questions (extension work) - these will help with a close reading of the letter (often asking students to cite textual evidence in support of their answers).
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