ERIC Number: ED056835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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The Newspaper in the Classroom: Teaching Aids for Secondary Schools/English.
Tokars, Lester E.
Five booklets are included in this kit of materials for secondary English teachers concerning the use of newspapers in the classroom. "Your Newspaper: An Exciting World at your Fingertips" describes the contents and uses of newspapers in school work. "Basic Understanding of the Literary Epic Using the Newspaper as a Supplementary Aid" emphasizes the epic quality of news events today and discusses ways in which the newspaper can be a part of a unit on epics. "Basic Understanding of the Drama (including William Shakespeare) Using the Newspaper as a Supplementary Aid" discusses drama in daily life as presented in the newspaper and drama critiques found in newspapers. A similar booklet points out the short story elements in newspaper stories and suggests that newspaper stories can provide the basis for composition of short stories by students. Finally, there is a booklet discussing nonfiction writing and the newspaper. Analysis of such writing in newspapers is described and suggestions for activities, composition, and study are made. All booklets are illustrated with copy from newspapers. A list of films about newspapers is also included. (AL)
Descriptors: Drama, English Curriculum, Epics, Instructional Materials, Language Arts, Language Skills, Literature Appreciation, Newspapers, Reading Materials, Secondary Education, Short Stories, Teaching Guides, Writing (Composition)
Copley Newspapers, Department of Education, School Programs Division, 940 Third Ave., San Diego, Cal. 92112
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Authoring Institution: Copley Newspapers, San Diego, CA. Dept. of Education.