Reading, writing, fighting fake news

Updated 9:47 AM ET, Wed March 29, 2017

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(CNN)"Jennifer Aniston did WHAT to her hair?" screams the headline.

Below the headline is a photo of the actress with a military buzz cut, along with a quote about how she'd shorn her iconic blonde locks for a role.
The online article, printed on handouts that Alexis Gerard has distributed to her class at Clemente Middle School in Germantown, Maryland, is startling. It's irresistible.
It's fake.
Students at Clemente Middle School in Germantown, Maryland, read a made-up story about actress Jennifer Aniston.