1. IWBAT identify the textual features of a newspaper article.
2. IWBAT use textual evidence to justify my opinions about a newspaper article.
1. Follow Mr. T's directions to grade a partner's vocabulary exercises in the winter break packet.
2. Read a newspaper article from the Chicago Tribune about the death of Eric Morse.
3. Review the following nonfiction textual features:
- flag: the title of a newspaper or magazine appears at the top of the front page
- headline: the title of an article
- subtitle: an extended version of the title; tells what the article will be about (in greater detail than the headline); usually smaller text underneath the headline
- subhead: the title of a new section of an article
- byline: the name of the person who wrote an article (like an author for a book)
- dateline: shows the location (city or country) where the article was written
- sidebar: a short article or graph that appears in a box next to an article; usually explains or gives more information about the related article
- caption: goes with a photo and explains something about the photo
- photo credit: tells the name of the person who took the photo
*Note, not all of nonfiction textual features are located on the image above.
4. Identify nonfiction textual features of the newspaper article on an online quiz: click here.
5. Answer the analysis questions on the following classwork activity:
6. If you finish early:
- read another, more recent article about Eric Morse: click here
- type your photo writing assignment (part of your winter break project) by creating a new document in Google Drive
Homework: Nonfiction Text Features