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News Assignment & Editorial Cartoons
Unit 1 Test Friday, September 13 – Elements of literature – Vocabulary – Satire – Little Red Riding Hood – Man, That Was Annoying – Editorial Cartoons
Choose a Canadian News Article Must be from the week before your presentation Must be news: no movie reviews Suggested newspapers: – The Globe and Mail – The London Free Press – Metro
Write a Reflection Summarize the article in your own words (8-16 sentences) What is the main idea of the article? (2-5 sentences) What is the purpose of the article? How do you know? (2-3 sentences) – To explain a political issue – To inform the public – To criticize an idea – To share the authors personal experiences Who would be interested in reading this article? Why? (2-3 sentences) Why is it important? (2-5 sentences) Find three new words in the article Write the definition of each new word in your own words You must hand in the news article with your reflection!
Presentation On your presentation day, you will have 5 minutes to tell the class: The title of your news article Which newspaper it comes from The main idea of the article What you have learned from reading this article
Editorial Cartoon A cartoon that has a political or social message
Symbol An object that represents an idea
Satire Review: what is satire? Editorial cartoons are often based on satire
Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson Write everything you know from looking at this comic
Pictures Describe what you see. Where is the cartoon set? Words What is the title? Are there any words that stand out? GENERAL IDEAS a boy at a desk a book a clock probably in a classroom unknown no
Pictures What are they doing? Are any of the objects symbols? Words What are they saying? SPECIFIC IDEAS sitting at a desk possibly reading looking at the time noticing that it is 11:00 time has passed quickly I hope the teacher didnt say anything important no
Main Idea What is the main issue of the cartoon? SPECIFIC IDEAS not paying attention in class
Why is the cartoons message important? IMPORTANCE Even though he was having a good time, he wasnt paying attention in class The last frame shows us that he missed important information, so we know it is important to pay attention
Why is today important? What happened on this day in history? Today we will look at editorial cartoons about September 11, Remember: – Be respectful – Analyze the message – Why do you think the artist made the cartoon?
What was 9/11? September 11, 2001: Middle Eastern terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York City by flying planes into the buildings Another government building (the Pentagon) was also attacked 3,000 people died
Why is this cartoon satire? What do you see? – Who is in it? What words stand out? What is the man doing? What is he saying? What is the main issue? What message does the cartoon give us? Why is it satire? What idea does the writer think is foolish?