Using News Literacy To Teach Essay Writing Skills

CNL News Lesson

Lesson Outline

Written By:
Robert Arnold
Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering – Memphis, TN

News Literacy Summer Institute 2011

Through this collection of lesson plans, students will, through the lens of anti-war materials and news reports, analyze newspaper articles for reliability and credibility, and then apply their analysis to the production of a persuasive essay.
News Literacy Lesson Connections:
  • News Literacy Lesson 9: Evaluating Sources
    • Use the IMVA/IN (Independent, Multiple, Verified, Authoritative/Informed, Named) mnemonic to verify sources.

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