Grade 5

Reading News Online

What are the important parts of an online news article?
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This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELA, CASEL, AASL and ISTE.

Kids find and read news in lots of different ways. But studies show they're not very good at interpreting what they see. How can we help them get better? Teaching your students about the structure of online news articles is an important place to start.

Students will be able to:
  • Understand the purposes of different parts of an online news page.
  • Identify the parts and structure of an online news article.
  • Learn about things to watch out for when reading online news pages, such as sponsored content and advertisements.

Lesson Snapshot

  Estimated time: 45 mins.
Warm Up:
The News You Know
5 mins.
The Parts of a News Site
20 mins.
How to Read News Online
10 mins.
Wrap Up:
Label a News Page
10 mins.

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Video: Reading News Online Watch
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Student Handout: Mix & Match Cards Student Version
Student Handout: Label A News Page Student Version
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