Let the Pictures Tell the Story: Presenting a Point of View
To this point students have focused on straight news stories. In this unit they will turn their attention to articles that present a point of view (features and editorials). Students will also explore how images convey information and offer a unique view of news. In their final videotape visit to a daily newspaper, students will learn about the journalists who are responsible for the photographs, graphics, and artwork that make the news visually interesting. To close the unit, students will complete work on their class newspaper, writing additional articles and point-of-view pieces to supplement their stories on a local issue and using images to illustrate and enhance what they have written.
Through hands-on activities completed individually or cooperatively in pairs or small groups, students will