Reading News Online

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Reading News Online


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Common Sense Media
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan


Kids find and read the news in lots of different ways. But studies show they're not very good at interpreting what they see. How can we help them get better? Teaching your students about the structure of online news articles is an important place to start.

Students will be able to:
  • understand the purposes of different parts of an online news page.
  • identify the parts and structure of an online news article.
  • learn about things to watch out for when reading online news pages, such as sponsored content and advertisements.

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Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
R3) Assess the validity and identify the purpose of digital content.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
12) Explain the different forms of web advertising and why websites, digital resources, and artifacts may include advertisements that may collect personal information.

Examples: personalized web experiences based on tailored web searches, maintaining search history, quicker access to relevant information.

Tags: advertisements, article, commercial, news, sponsored content, validity
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Author: Aimee Bates