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ERIC Number: ED239204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 59
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Read All about It: Developing Newspaper Skills.
Kerr, Karen
A learning center-based instructional unit on newspapers for middle school grades is presented. The purpose of the unit, which is designed to take three weeks, is to develop student understanding of the wide variety of topics included in a newspaper. The learning centers may be presented in any order. Teacher instructions include a list of the skills involved (primarily language skills); directions for sequencing the unit; a culminating activity; instructions for preliminary preparation and for preparation of specific learning centers; a checklist of materials needed for each center; and a student evaluation checklist. The purpose, student instructions, and supporting materials are given for each of 14 learning centers on the following topics: (1) news stories; (2) cartoons; (3) world news headlines; (4) a United States map; (5) crossword puzzles; (6) famous people; (7) interviews; (8) editorials; (9) tape interviews; (10) media reviews; (11) menus; (12) special sections; (13) advertisements; and (14) word-search puzzles. This document is part of a collection of materials from the Iowa Area Education Agency 7 Teacher Center project. (DC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Area Education Agency 7, Cedar Falls, IA.
Identifiers: PF Project
Note: A cartoon and newspaper article (pages 15 and 17) were removed due to copyright restrictions. Pages 23, 27, 31, and 45 are missing.