A worksheet for students to work with newspapers headlines and discuss meaningSugerencia de uso
1. Download the file and make copies for students. The first page will be used in this session, while page 2 will be used in the next session.
2. The first page is divided into student A and B so when you make the copies, cut them and distribute them at random.
3. The instruction is going to be the same for both A and B parts.
4. Tell students they have 6 headlines each for them to read and analyze in terms of possible double meaning. Use the first example in A to model the activity, “POLICE SHOOT MAN WITH KNIFE”, does it mean that the man shot had a knife in his hand? Can you shoot somebody with a knife?. Wait for reactions.
5. Do the first example in B, “LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS CUT IN HALF”, Does it mean that now the local highschool dropouts are only 50% or that the dropouts were cut in half?
6. Ask student to write the double meanings they find. Monitor and offer help with grammar and vocabulary as needed.
7. Ask students A to form groups of three and compare their sentences, and the same as for students B.
8. Invite groups to share their answers.
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