NIE—June 7-13, 2017—Secondary Language Arts

This Week’s Anton Lesson Plan:

Grammar, punctuation and vocabulary are the building blocks for a medium like newspapers, that are driven by a journalist’s ability to write and get his or her message across. Verb tenses, active and passive voice and the standard of writing in the third person are all tools reporters use when delivering the news to readers.

The following are exercises students can do to get a taste of the role secondary language arts play in your newspaper.

• Imagine you are the main character in the novel you are currently reading. As the character, place a classified ad, write a letter to the editor and write a news story. All should reflect the character’s point of view or bias.

• Choose a news or feature photo and pretend that it’s the year 2500. Try to explain the contents of the picture and what ideas it gives you about the society from the early 2000s.

• Using editorials as your basis, set up a classroom debate to discuss a local issue of interest. Use information from the newspaper to support your point of view.

• Read an editorial and then try to write a one-sentence summary of the author’s point of view.

Anton Media Staff
In addition to its arts and entertainment publication Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group publishes 16 community newspapers, several magazines, specialty publications and websites. With brands dating back to 1877, Anton has a commitment to deliver trusted and relevant content to the communities it serves.

Leave a Reply

Discover

Sponsor

Latest

Louie’s Manhasset Restaurant Has The Recipe For Success

Located just steps away from the bustling train station, Louie’s Manhasset Restaurant has been a staple in the community for nearly 60 years, celebrating...

Busy Memorial Day Travel Signals Strong Summer 

Memorial Day will be busy this year as AAA predicts 39.2 million people will travel 50 miles or more for the holiday, an increase...

Spuntino’s Wine Dinner: Perfectly Crafted

There is something especially satisfying about enjoying a meal with a complete wine-paired menu, one that is carefully selected to complement the textures and...

Bay Sunsets Showcase Port’s Beauty

Port Washington has always been known for gorgeous, breathtaking sunsets. Local realtor and charity organization founder Jeff Stone has found a way to share...

Vocation Vocation Vocation

There was much cause for celebration on Main Street last weekend. The Vincent Smith General Store has been in preparation for more than a...

Get Updates Via Email

Enter your email to be updated with all the latest news and special announcements.

x