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Unit of work

All the NewsWise lesson plans

The NewsWise unit of work engages pupils with the news and develops crucial critical literacy skills. Each lesson incorporates authentic skills from the newsroom, with pupils progressing through Journalist Training School as they complete the unit, culminating in them producing their own news report at the end of the project.
Everything you need is online below and you can download all the lesson plans and resources in one place here:
Teacher guide
Go to our teacher guide to get the most out of the unit of work
Pupils take part in a NewsWise workshop
NewsWise learning journey
NewsWise learning journey
The NewsWise learning journey takes pupils through each of the NewsWise themes in order: they first develop an understanding of what news is, then the skills to question and challenge what they read, see and hear in the media, and finally put these skills into practice by producing their own news reports.

Theme 1

Understanding the news

Theme 2

Navigating the news

Theme 3

Reporting the news

More resources
Everything you need to teach the unit of work
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