News Paper Report vs TV News Report

Many students misunderstand the OSSLT’s news report task.

Having had limited experience with actual newspapers, students default to the model of news reporting they’re familiar with: the live report. This leads to many news reports that are told in the present tense and  in the first person.

These google docs describe a lesson comparing a video of an Ellen Degeneres’ interview with Brad Pitt to a newspaper report about the same interview.  Comparing News Reports and Newspaper Reports Lesson Plan

The lesson plan links to an in-class interview assignment and a handout describing the OSSLT news report using writing traits language.


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