Grade 5

Reading News Online

What are the important parts of an online news article?

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.

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Learning Objectives:
  • 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.
Key Vocabulary: article  ·  commercial  ·  news
article:
a written story in a newspaper, magazine, or online news site
commercial:
intended to make money
news:
new information about recent or important events
News & Media Literacy
This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELACASELAASLand ISTESee standards
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