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Manitoba: Government & Societies  Teacher Centre


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?_Geography Newspaper Article

 

 

 

Web Links

CBC News Archives  

For more than 70 years the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has been an important observer, recorder and player in Canada's cultural and political landscape. On this Web site students can find a selection of radio and television clips from the Archives of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation organized into topics including: people, conflict & war, arts & entertainment, politics & economy, life & society, disasters & tragedies, science & technology, and sports.

TimeLinks  

The Historical Reference section of this Web site by the River East School Division and the University of Manitoba is designed to help students explore themes and ideas in Manitoba history from 1910-1920. This historical Web site about Manitoba has a photo library and a reference section that can be browsed through a subject index to find information about topics such as the people, politics and social movements of the time.

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Answer Key

?_Geography Newspaper Article
 

Choose a few short news articles from the newspaper to go over with students prior to them writing their own. Look at them in terms of the following information about news reports.

     A news report is a factual report based on information from one or more sources. It should begin with an interesting headline. The first sentence or two of a news article generally contains answers to the facts of the topic: who, what, when, where, why, and how. In the lead the writer wants to grab the reader's attention, and this is often done by beginning with a question, a surprising fact, a quotation, etc.

     The "5 Ws and How" formula requires students to select main ideas and omit less important details. If reviewing student worksheets, look for evidence that a student is having difficulty omitting less important information, or has trouble identifying the main ideas. To provide support for these students, you may wish to work with them in a small group and co-operatively repeat the worksheet activity using another article from the site.

You may wish to use or adapt the following criteria to evaluate students' news articles:

  • The student organizes information in a manner appropriate for the format.
  • The article does not omit any of the most relevant information.
  • Information in the article is accurate.
  • Style and diction are appropriate for a news article.

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