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Analyzing an Editorial Lesson Plan

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

This lesson plan will help teachers show students what a well-crafted editorial contains. Students will compare, contrast and critique two editorials.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Define editorial
  • Identify and explain elements of a good editorial
  • Analyze an editorial

Length

60 minutes; extension 30 minutes (optional)

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.2.A

Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information so that each new element builds on that which precedes it to create a unified whole; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.2.B

Develop the topic thoroughly by selecting the most significant and relevant facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience's knowledge of the topic.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.2.C

Use appropriate and varied transitions and syntax to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships among complex ideas and concepts.

Materials

Instructions

  • Distribute a copy of an inarticulate editorial to each student, and ask students to read the article silently.
  • When everyone is finished reading, ask students to discuss the quality of the article.
  • Now explain that this lesson explores the elements of a good editorial.
  • Start the video, pause at 1:10, then pose these discussion points:
    • How did the video describe an editorial?
    • What elements does a solid editorial contain?
  • Restart the video, pause at 4:47, and ask students to identify successful characteristics of this editorial.
  • Next restart the video, pause at 7:06, then allow students to discuss additional characteristics of this analysis.
  • Then ask them to compare and contrast the editorial they read at the beginning of the lesson to the one discussed in the video.
  • Finish the video's 'Lesson Summary,' and distribute the lesson quiz. Have students complete independently.
  • Review for accuracy.

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