AGE 10–11Icon UkUk Lesson Plan

Reading News Online (UK)

What are the important parts of an online news article?

Children and young people 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 learners 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, in a magazine or on an online news website.
commercial:
intended to make money
news:
new information about recent or important events
News & Media Literacy

Lesson Plan

45 mins.

What You'll Need

Scissors and glue ·  Blank paper  

Classroom resources

  • Lesson Slides
  • Mix & Match Cards Handout
  • Label a News Page Handout
  • Lesson Quiz

Take-home resources

  • Family Activity
  • Family Tips