News casting is a collaborative group effort activity in which members of each news team prepare and deliver their individual news stories. Students develop a five-to-ten minute television newscast presentation and are graded based on their individual and group performances. During the preparation stage, students are motivated to listen to a variety of news stories and formats, and compare and contrast them. Once in groups, students perceive that they have a vital role to play, so they are guided to organize thoroughly and rehearse with enthusiasm. Finally, students present their newscast before evaluators to be graded for their performance. News casting develops students’ confidence, presentation skills, pronunciation and teamwork.
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