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  • flasyb
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1901

    • November 30, 2010, 12:10:03 pm
    • South Korea
Reading/Writing Newspaper Articles
« on: January 10, 2011, 02:21:03 pm »
This is a lesson plan for a double lesson (winter camp) based on reading and writing a newspaper article. There is a rough plan for how to use the materials attached. The reading level is pretty low. I got the articles from the which for those who don't know, is a rag.

If you're not sure what I mean by the "I" writing thing, please download the template which is attached and you will see. It works very well to break down the writing into bitesize chunks. Once they have filled in their little "I" templates you should correct it and they should transfer it to lined paper in paragraph form.

Also, I suggest that you don't do both articles. The students probably won't have time to finish their own if you do. A few of them who stayed up late last night playing computer games will likely fall asleep too. You'll get mired down in vocabulary. I didn't allow dictionary use of any kind and it worked quite well - their attention was on me and they got the vocab after plenty of acting and some confirmatory CCQs.

When you brainstorm articles, they may be a little slow on the uptake that they can write whatever they want as long as they stick to the format of Topic, Subtopic, Detail. I put a few up such as, "Aliens Land in Small Korean Town", "Local High School Girl Is Han Na Montana," etc. They soon start getting creative. I should mention that I also reviewed the past simple, the past continuous and the present perfect before this to help with their writing. And I told them to write the headlines in the present simple. Enjoy!
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  • cloud6
  • Adventurer

    • 28

    • January 12, 2011, 08:26:55 am
    • Seoul, Korea
Re: Reading/Writing Newspaper Articles
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011, 08:58:13 am »

Thanks so much for posting this up. I've been wanting to do newspaper articles with my high school kids but didn't know where to start. This has given me some great ideas and inspired me to get going on a newspaper lesson plan. Awesome job!

Re: Reading/Writing Newspaper Articles
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2011, 02:55:48 pm »
Mellow, great stuff!

You mentioned in one of the handouts there was a review ppt, i don't suppose you still have that or have any advice on that section of the camp do you?