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Do you want to start a student news team at your school?

Do you want to learn journalism and reporting skills?

The Lake Illawarra High School Student News Team have created a digital classroom. If you wish to gain the Google Classroom code to join our SNT Classroom, please email. 

lihsnewsteam@gmail.com

 

Our lessons are available to view below. We have also included all digital resources which you can download and use to teach your students. These resources are beneficial for schools looking to start a student news team or are seeking to teach journalism to their classes. For the full experience, join our SNT Google Classroom.

LESSON ONE

In this lesson, students will learn the different ways in which audiences can access news. Students will open with an introductory activity and interview a classmate. Through this activity, students will learn about open-ended and closed questions.

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LESSON two

In this lesson, students will consider hot news stories at their school, as well as developing an

understanding of article features.

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LESSON tHREE

In this lesson, students will develop skills in identifying the who, what, where, when, why, and how (5Ws and 1H)

in news articles. You will also need to read this article on the SNT website.

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LESSON FOUR

In this lesson, students will develop their interview skills. The lesson begins with a 'funny headlines' creative activity. Students will then choose a member of school staff, such as a teacher or the principal, whom they will interview. Students will compose their own interview questions - a combination of open and close-ended questions.

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LESSONs five & six

In this lesson, students will convey their understanding of journalism by composing an article based on a 'Hot News' topic at their school. Students will submit their articles to the LIHS SNT website after editing their work. The students at LIHS news will choose their favourite article which will be posted on this website. Check back here in Term 4 to see the winning article.

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