Teams of students will research what's happening in the farm economy today. Students will complete a K-W-L-H chart prior to reading the background information and beginning the research process.
After completing the news analysis worksheet, students will summarize their findings in a written reflection and answer the following questions:
Visual Learning Using Inspiration®
Describes how concept maps and story webs assist students in visually structuring ideas and relationships between concepts. Provides examples of visual brainstorming tools for developing writing plans and problem solving.
The templates under the categories Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Teacher Planning, and Thinking Tools include bubble diagrams, tree maps, flow maps, Venn diagrams, and other structures for students to use when organizing information into an outline or concept map.
Paper Lake Times
Take your students to the Newsroom to learn the right way to use quotes, how to determine what makes something newsworthy, and the importance of objective reporting.