All About Newspapers: The Anatomy of a Newspaper Text Lesson


Teach your students all about the elements of a newspaper with this journalism and text-based lesson, Anatomy of a Newspaper.

This editable and digital lesson runs on the Google™ platform using both Google Slides™ and Google Docs™. With this resource, your students will learn all about the parts of a newspaper, which will help them be able to identify key information quicker.

This journalism teaching unit includes the following items:

  • a 26-slide presentation for direct instruction that breaks down the various elements of newspapers including the section, headline, byline, photo caption, and more.
  • digital newspaper terminology reference sheet
  • digital newspaper labeling assignment
  • digital newspaper labeling assignment that can be used again and again
  • digital newspaper story dissection assignment that can be used again and again

In this journalism and nonfiction text lesson, students will learn all about the sections of a newspaper and key features of a news story including the headline, byline, dateline, and more.

This assignment is ideal for any middle school or high school journalism class, and it is also useful for an informational text unit for middle and high school class.

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