Schools

Lesson plans and resources

Everything you need to teach the NewsWise project in your classroom!
A complete unit of work with all lesson plans and resources, plus guides on bringing news literacy to life with your class and teaching news safely, display materials and videos of journalists talking about their roles
Schools with high rates of free school meals can also register for the full NewsWise package, including: a workshop led by the NewsWise team, teacher training, opportunities to work with journalists and National Literacy Trust membership
NewsWise unit of work
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NewsWise navigator
The NewsWise navigator is designed to help children check if they can trust what they are reading
Download to display in the classroom and give to your pupils to use both in class and at home as they develop their news literacy skills
NewsWise values poster
The NewsWise values act as a reference point throughout the project and define what we believe news should aim to be
These values are designed to enable pupils to judge the trustworthiness of information as well as to produce powerful stories themselves
Truthful - reporting accurately and factually
Fair - treating everyone equally and with respect
Balanced - representing all sides of the story
Interesting - engaging the reader
Key resources
Bring news literacy to life in the classroom
Teaching news literacy
Guides to help you teach the NewsWise project and create an exciting, immersive experience for pupils
Happy News Project
A project for classroom and home learning: focus on wellbeing with uplifting stories, and develop teamwork, speaking and listening and news writing and reading skills
Registered charity: 1153865