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:
For additional resources, also see:
From Classroom in the Middle