Lesson Plan #:AELP-INT005
Authors: Marilyn D. King, Donna G. Strunk
School or Affiliation: Pine Knot Elementary School, Pine Knot, KY
Endorsed by: Dr. Kwabena D. Ofori-Attah, Cumberland College, Williamsburg, KY Date: May 1, 1996
Grade Level(s): 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Social Studies
- Language Arts/Writing
Overview: Identify the parts of a news article by using creative examples.
Purpose: To demonstrate understanding of news articles by using prior knowledge and creativity.
- 1. Students will be able to apply previously learned concepts of identifying the parts of a newspaper and the parts of a news article.
- 2. Demonstrate understanding of the components of a news article.
- 3. Create a news headline.
- 4. Write a news story and illustrate a picture related to the story.
Resources: List of Fairy tale headlines and news story ideas. Activities and Procedures:
- 1. Introduce lesson and review parts of a newspaper.
- 2. Students will choose a fairy tale topic to write a headline story.
- 3. Oral presentations of student’s news article.
- 4. Give students this example or teacher created example.
Bad Fall Injures Children
It was reported by a reliable source last night that Jack and Jill Jones both fell down slippery hill. The twelve year old twins were sent by their mother to get a bucket of water. In returning, Jack fell down, hit his head on a rock and received a slight concussion. Jill apparently tripped over Jack, and in falling down, received a skinned knee. The two were taken to county hospital. Jill was treated and released. Jack remains in satisfactory condition and will probably be released tomorrow.
Give these topics as examples or the students may come up with their own:
|Little Red Riding Hood||Charlotte’s Web|
|Snow White||The 3 Little Pigs|
|Jack B. Nimble||Harriet, the spy|
|Cinderella||Old Mother Hubbard|
|Mary Had A Little Lamb||Curious George|
|There Was An Old Woman||Humpty Dumpty|
|Goldilocks and Three Bears||Little Miss Muffet|
|Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater|
Students will present the finished news article by sharing in class presentations.
Extended Activity: Write a news article for the school newspaper.