ERIC Number: ED231679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Teaching with Newspapers (Third Edition).
Gunn, Angus M.
Student materials, teaching suggestions, and resource lists for using newspapers in various content areas in elementary and junior high schools are presented. The first section provides an overview of a newspaper by having students identify items on the first page, reply to a "Dear Abby" letter, analyze a photograph, examine a ski report, and analyze comics. Section 2 introduces the inverted pyramid approach to writing, advertising techniques, a "Ships in Port" column, a feature article, classified advertising, and a weather map. Section 3 briefly discusses newspaper production beginning with news reporters and continuing through computerized operation, printing, and delivery. Section 4 focuses on content areas. Articles and some graphics dealing with science, math, language, current affairs, values, social studies, physical education, art, and music are reproduced. Suggestions for learning stations in grades K-6, using the newspaper for teaching English as a second language, immersion teaching, and creating a class newspaper are provided. The guide also identifies a series of articles published in the "Province" (British Columbia) from 1974 to 1980 dealing with Canadian and international affairs. The document concludes with suggestions for the student and teacher to become active users of the mass media. (KC)
Descriptors: Advertising, Art Education, Class Activities, Comparative Education, Content Analysis, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Mass Media, Mathematics Education, Newspapers, Physical Education, Science Education, Second Language Learning, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, World Affairs
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Province Newspaper, Vancouver (British Columbia).
Note: The second edition is ED 157 806. Photographs and ads may not reproduce clearly. Best copy available.