"News—The Good, the Fake, and the Funny"

Lesson 1 of 3 for the ELA unit,

"Where Did You Hear That? Becoming Critical Consumers of News Media"

Websites used in Lesson 1:

These are examples of a satirical and straight pair of articles on the same topic—teachers are encouraged to choose their own current pair of articles.

  • Satirical article example (from The Onion)
  • Straight news article example (from The New York Times)  NOTE: The Times allows for three free articles per month without a subscription

Lesson Plan and Handouts:

Topic Area: 
ABE/Adult Education
Civics Education
College and Career Readiness
Curriculum Development
Social Studies
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