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Misleading Headlines LITERACY. HEADLINE:  Read the following headline and begin to think about what you believe this headline may be about “MILK DRINKERS.

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1 Misleading Headlines LITERACY

2 HEADLINE:  Read the following headline and begin to think about what you believe this headline may be about “MILK DRINKERS ARE TURNING TO POWDER!”

3 What do we think this headline is about?  Who is it about? What is it trying to say? What might be happening?

4 THE FACTS (TRUE STORY):  The article is about a man named David Green who designed a special form of powdered milk for humans to drink  Green believes that his powdered milk is more beneficial for humans  He believes that he can pack a lot more nutrients into the powdered milk than you would get from consuming regular cow milk  Relates it to the idea of how we feed our pets dog or cat food rather than what they would eat in the wild

5 Are Headlines Misleading?

6 They certainly can be…  Much like we talked about last lesson with the media, headlines on articles, newspapers, or other literacy pieces can give off the wrong impressions

7 Examples of Misleading Headlines  “KIDS MAKE NUTRITIOUS SNACKS”  “COMPLAINTS ABOUT NBA REFEREES GROWING UGLY”  “MAN EATING PIRANHA MISTAKENLY SOLD AS PET FISH”  “HOSPITALS ARE SUED BY 7 FOOT DOCTORS”  “ENRAGED COW INJURES FARMER WITH AX”

8 Your Job – Write your own article!  You will each be given a Headline, but not the article that goes with it  You will be writing the article for what you believe the headline may be about  Think about the example we did at the beginning of the class  consider these things: - Who is the article about? What is happening? Where is it happening? Why is it happening?  Aim for 1-2 paragraphs to complete your article

9 The Real Article  You will now read the real article that goes with your headline  While reading this article, consider the real story to the story that you created  Think about whether or not you were mislead by the headline

10 Lets Discuss  How were our stories compared to the real article?  Were we mislead by the headlines?

11 Exit Slip  On the Exit Slip provided, please answer the following question: How did you do? Was the facts (real article) different from your own opinion of the headline? Did the headline mislead you?


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