Lesson: Intro to Science Journalism

Published on September 29, 2011 by in Uncategorized

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Our assumption is that comparing/contrasting is (1) an effective way for students to learn and (2) a means for the teacher to see what it is that students notice. Prior to introducing the science writing project (SciJourn) to your students, use lessons such as this to present the genre of science journalism.

In this lesson, students compare other forms of science writing (textbooks, tradebooks, etc.) with the science journalism article. The goal is for students to notice differences in style, voice, currency of information, and/or additional characteristics.

Materials: One or more forms of science writing (such as a textbook passage), SciJourner newspapers

lesson – Intro to Science Journalism

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