Let’s Play Headliners! Look at the words on the next slide. Choose a few words and create a News Headline! Afterwards, share them with your group.
You may add articles as needed! Illegal Guns Roses War Seek/See Revenge Destined to Dance Lovers Kissing Get Caught Nurse A Gang of Teen Boys An Innocent Damsel Fathers Moonwalking Cross-Dresser Takes Drugs Joy Riding An Irritating Mom Coming out of the Bushes A Distressed Pastor
Now that you’ve finished laughing, discuss what your story might be about! Write a brief newspaper article to accompany it.
Was your title appropriate for the play? Was your title engaging and inviting for readers? After reading the play, re-write an engaging plot summary that might be printed in your local newspaper or featured as a Top News Story!
Pre-Reading Strategies: Goal: Getting Students to be engaged with the text before reading it. Listening: Listen to your classmates’ headlines and identify what parts of it caused you to want to read their article. Reading: Read each other’s newspaper articles. Writing: Write a News Headline and article that will cause others to be compelled to read it. Speaking: Students will share their headlines with the class and discuss how their headlines related to the actual plot line when the reading is completed.