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Learning at home resources

year_8 learning at home resources

This suite of lessons support short-term learning at home when face-to-face learning is interrupted due to COVID.

Students can start at lesson 1 and work their way through in order. Each lesson is either a video or a PowerPoint presentation.

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Representations in news media

English lesson 1 (Series 1)

Learn about what news is, its purpose and how it is reported.

You'll need a pen or pencil and paper, or a device to record your written answers.

Why do we follow the news?

English lesson 2 (Series 1)

Explore why we follow the news, and you'll learn to define local, state or national, and international news.

You'll need a pen or pencil and paper, or a device to record your written answers.

Is it newsworthy?

English lesson 3 (Series 1)

Learn about the 5Ws of news reporting, and the difference between hard and soft news.

You'll need a pen or pencil and paper, or a device to record your written answers.

Text structures of news media

English lesson 4 (Series 1)

Learn about some of the key elements of text structure in news media.​

You'll need a pen or pencil and paper, or a device to record your written answers.

The metalanguage of news media​

English lesson 5 (Series 1)

Find out about the metalanguage of news media​.

You'll need a space to record your ideas (workbook or digital journal) and your News Record table created in lesson 1.

Let's talk about brand and audience

English lesson 6 (Series 1)

Learn how the reader is influenced by the structural elements of a newspaper's front page.

You'll need a pen or pencil and paper, or a device to record your written answers.

How do people read the news?

English lesson 7 (Series 1)

Learn how news media has changed over time and how technology has changed the way we get our news.

You'll need a pen or pencil and paper, or a device to record your written answers.

Comparing the text structures of printed and online news

English lesson 8 (Series 1)

Learn how to identify the similarities and differences in text structure between printed and online news report.

You'll need a pen or pencil and paper, or a device to record your written answers.

Infographics and data visualisations in news media

English lesson 9 (Series 1)

Learn how infographics and data visualisations are used by news media to communicate information to their audience.

You'll need a pen or pencil and paper, or a device to record your written answers.

Is it real or is it fake?

English lesson 10 (Series 1)

Learn how to identify fake news and information, and understand the importance of assessing the credibility of news.

You'll need a pen or pencil and paper, or a device to record your written answers.

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