The Dog Newspaper

Big Idea:

Everyone has a story to tell.

Essential Question:

What part do facts and opinions play in a story?


Target Vocabulary
  1. career - profession; the work a person does to earn a living
  2. publication - any print product, such as a magazine, book or newspaper
  3. household - the people who live in a house
  4. edition - version; specific issue
  5. required - necessary, called for
  6. formula - set of rules or steps
  7. background - the details of a person's or thing's past
  8. insights - understanding on an issue; point of view
  9. uneventful - unimportant, insignificant
  10. destruction - vast damage or devastation; ruin

Target Skill
  • Fact and Opinion - a statement that can be proven true or false and a statement that tells a thought, feeling or belief. Opinions cannot be proven true or false. Phrases like "I think" and "it seems" indicate an opinion.
Target Strategy
  • Analyze/Evaluate - analyzing a text to evaluate (form an opinion or judgment about something) the author's use of facts and opinions and asking questions about why certain information is included will help you better understand a selection.

Vocabulary Strategies
  • Analogies - comparisons of two pairs of words that are related in the same way. To understand an analogy, look at the first pair of words and identify how they are related. Then apply that relationship to the second pair of words to confirm that they are related in the same way. Antonyms and synonyms are commonly used to create analogies. When an analogy use synonyms, it compares one pair of words that have similar meanings with another pair of words that have similar meanings with another pair that have similar meanings. When an analogy use antonyms, the words in each pair have opposite meanings.

  • Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases - a prepositional phrase begins with a preposition and ends with a noun or pronoun. The noun or pronoun is the object of the preposition. Prepositional phrases add meaning and details to sentences.

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Morton Print Ltd: Newspaper Production Presentation (2 min)