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Media Literacy Free Activity Sheets

Grade Levels
4th - 7th
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Media Literacy is a set of free activity sheets that teach students to become informed consumers of the news. The set includes three ready-to-use activity sheets.

For each activity, students read a short passage and identify the point of view, or viewpoint. Next, they consider an opposing point of view by writing a headline and a paragraph and choosing an illustration for an article from that new point of view.

These activities will pair well with lessons on media literacy, point of view, and persuasive techniques as well as with class discussions of news and current event topics.

The three titles are:

Dog Owners Rally Against Unnecessary Restrictions

Desserts Get Healthier! (about restricting sugary restaurant food)


City Saves Money at Polls (about possible voter suppression)

No additional reading materials or news articles are needed for these three activities.

This resource supports language arts standards including media literacy, interpreting what is read, close reading to make inferences and draw conclusions, and writing to inform and persuade.

For lots more media literacy activities, see:

Media Literacy - Finding Real News Among the Fake.

For additional resources, also see:

Persuasive Techniques - Activity Sheets and Slides


Freedom of the Press - Close Reading

From Classroom in the Middle

Total Pages
5 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.


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