American Lit: News or Views: A Closer Look

Standard: ELAGSE11-12RI1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

Learning Target: I can analyze a news story for evidence of bias.

Opening Session: Think you’re good at telling FAKE NEWS from real news? Let’s play this game together!

Work Session: Today we’re going to learn about different types of bias. Bias is when someone has an attitude against something, and that attitude comes through in their writing. We generally want out writing to be objective, meaning it is fair to both sides, but unfortunately, bias in news is very common nowadays. Even our President is quick to slam the media for FAKE NEWS.

Today we’re going to examine several types of bias, and then complete the chart on page 229. Remember the types we learned about, because we’re going to play that game again for our closing session!

Closing Session: Let’s see if we can get a better score on the Factitious game with our new knowledge of bias!

Assessment: Informal (Book check)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding), Learning Style (visual)

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