Ideas for Teaching Journalism Skills

Your Name: Elizabeth Ramos
Text Header: Ideas for Teaching Journalism Skills
Unit Plan Title: Creating a Newspaper Article using Greek Mythology

Introductory Text: My students tend to respond better to literature that is compelling. Greek Mythology introduces many real life concepts in an extraordinary way. In this booklist, you will find resources I use when teaching the principles of journalism through the guise of Greek mythology.

15 Greek Myth Mini-Books: Adorable Reproducible Patterns With Engaging Writing Prompts by Sherry Girard
Invite students to create meaningful responses to literature with these engaging, hands-on art and writing projects. This book is filled with easy to read Greek Myths in comic book format. 

Classroom Tip: Use these mini-books to activate prior knowledge of these stories that may have been introduced in previous grades.  My students enjoy coloring the illustrations too!

 50 Graphic Organizers for Reading, Writing, & More by Karen Bromley, Linda Irwin-Devtis & Marcia Modlo
It's time to get organized! This valuable resource provides organizers for note-taking, planning, presentation, and review.

Classroom Tip: Use "The Big Question" to help students complete the six principles of newspaper writing.

Ancient Greece: A Complete Resource by Sean Stewart Price
Take students on an odyssey of learning and fun back to Ancient Greece. Students become experts while engaging in fun activities.

Classroom Tip: Use the map included in the book and post it on a bulletin board. 

Scholastic Book Guides: Favorite Greek Myths by Mary Pope Osborne
This guide provides book summaries and author information, vocabulary-builders, discussion questions, reproducible graphic organizers and writing activities, and effective management ideas for whole class, small group, and independent instruction!

Classroom Tip: Use the writing activities to enhance the newspaper article lesson.



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