I started teaching this unit as a way to introduce To Kill A Mockingbird to my students...but my kids were so into it (AND it hit on a ton of Common Core Standards...especially with informational text) that I now teach it every year.
This easily works for either an ELA or Social Studies lesson.
-2 PowerPoint Presentations:
-1 PPT. on Word Choice/Tone (11 Slides)
-1 PPT. on The Scottsboro Boys (10 Slides)
-3 Newspaper Articles from 1931
-Article Analysis Questions
-Comparing the Articles Graphic Organizer
-Inverted Pyramid Guide
-Newspaper Writing Outline
- 6 Newspaper Templates that can be used for a writing extension
**This can be used for grades 8-12, but I find it to be better fitted for grades 9-11!
**GREAT introduction to To Kill A Mockingbird!