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SEMI-DETAILED LESSON PLAN IN ENGLISH X

I. OBJECTIVES
At the end of the 1-hour lesson, the students should be able to:
 determine the basic parts of a news story;
 construct their own leads; and
 speak out the essence of awareness in one’s society.

II. SUBJECT MATTER


Topic: Beginning Newswriting; Parts of a News Story
References: Working the Story textbook (Deborah Williams Dunsford & Douglas
Starr, 2014), pages 15-25
www.simpson.edu
Materials: PowerPoint presentation, newspaper and strips of paper.
Value Infused: Developing aware citizens and lifelong newsreaders.

III. PROCEDURE
A. Preliminary Activities
1. Greetings
2. Classroom Management
3. Prayer and Adage of the day
4. Checking of Attendance

B. Drill
Game Title: Synonyms and Antonyms
Game Mechanics: The teacher will write a word in the board and call volunteers
in the class to give on the synonyms and antonyms of the word that they
know.
Word: Factual, is concerned with what actually the case rather than
interpretations of or reactions to it. It is how news should be presented.
Synonyms (truthful, true, accurate, authentic, unquestionable, genuine, fact-
based; true-to-life, correct, exact, honest, faithful, unbiased...)
Antonyms (careless false, inaccurate, invalid, questionable, wrong, biased,
imprecise, incorrect, untruthful…)

C. Review
- What was our lesson last meeting?
- What is news?
- Why do we have news?
- What are the three types of news?
- Will you give examples of written, oral, and visual news?

D. Motivation
Game Title: Did you know?
Game Mechanics: The class will be divided in to three; each group will be given
strips of paper with words written on them. They will be asked to arrange the
words in order to make a sentence.

They will come up with the following sentences:


1. Every good news story should possess fairness.
2. All news reports must be sourced.
3. All well-written stories have a beginning middle and an end.
- What do you think about the sentences?
- What is its connection in our lesson?
- The lesson objectives will be presented to students.

E. Lesson Proper
- What is a news story?
- Let us find out the basic parts of a news story.
- On each PowerPoint slide there is a definition, also, a newspaper will be
shown to illustrate some of the parts.
- Do you notice the words that are biggest and boldest?
- What is a headline?
Headline, act as an index of the contents of the newspaper.
- What is usually found in the first sentences of a news story?
A lead, contains the most important facts of the story — at least some
of the Five Ws. The ideal lead is short — no more than 25 or 30
words.
- What comes after the lead?
The Backup Quote, most news stories should have a backup quote
placed soon after the lead. Ideally— it is attributed to someone with
knowledge of the story.
- Do you notice the name after the quotation?
- What is an Attribution?
Attribution, explains the source of the information, the identification
of who made the statements contained in quotes or paraphrases of
quotes.
- What do you think about “Fairness requires reaction”?
- What is a reaction?
Reaction, comments of someone who is familiar with the situation
written about.
- What is the main point in a news story?
- What is a Nut Graph?
The Nut Graph, informs readers of the focus of the story. Elaborates
on the lead and gives more context.
- What helps in explaining the action in the news?
- What is a Background?
Background, to know what’s going on, the more complicated the
story, the more pressing the need for background.
- What makes you feel satisfied after reading?
- What is an ending or sometimes called “the kicker”?
The Ending, it might be a quote, or more information. Good endings
leave the reader with a feeling of satisfaction.
F. Application
The class will be divided in to three; each group will have to assume a news or
situation and create a lead of their own. After the activity, they will choose one
member as representative to read it out loud.

G. Generalization
- What did we learn today?
- What do the journalists need to know in able to write a news story?
- What are these parts of a news story?
- What are its characteristics? Functions?

IV. EVALUATION
Directions: Get one fourth sheet of paper of yellow paper and identify what part
of the news story is being said.
1. _________ tells the readers the focus of the story.
2. _________ answers who, what, when where, why and how questions.
3. _________ helps in explaining the action in the news.
4. _________ may be a quotation, or more information.
5. _________ one or two line summary of the contents of the news story.
6. _________ biggest and boldest found in news.
7. _________ attributed to someone with knowledge of the story.
8. _________ comments of someone familiar with the situation written about.
9-10 explain the significance of reading news stories as citizens of the society in
2-3 sentences.

V. ASSIGNMENT
Directions: Research the following and write the answers in your big notebook.
- different types of news stories according to:
o Scope or origin
o Structure
o Treatment
- active voice versus passive voice in news writing

Prepared by:

Joanabel P. Joaquin
2SED-EN-3