Language Resident: Marie Segura
Class theme/topic discussed : News and fake news
Goal of the class: Discuss pieces of news, improvise
Structure of the class:
- DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
- How do you like to stay informed? Do you use newspapers, online newspapers, social media… ?
- What was the most memorable piece of news you ever watched?
- If you are someone who usually follows the news, has there been a time when you decided to stop? Why and for how long?
- Do you read newspapers in other languages?
- If the news reported your week, what would the headline be?
- FIND THE TITLE
- Each student is sent a short article, without the title, and is given a few minutes to read it. Then, they are sent in breakout rooms in pairs/groups of 3 with students who don’t have the same article.
- Each student has to explain the content of their article (without showing the text) and together they have to find the most original title
- For the advanced class: find a second version for the internet, like a clickbait
- KAHOOT: FAKE NEWS?
Students have to guess whether the piece of news is real or fake.
- ROLE PLAY: WHAT HAPPENED?
Each group is assigned one of the “real” titles from the previous activity. Together, they must come up with a story to go with the title. They have to prepare a presentation in a news-report format: they have to be either a journalist or the protagonist of the story. Each group then acts in front of the rest of the class.
Newspapers articles (without titles):
Reflection: What worked/did not work? How can it be improved?