ERIC Number: ED250672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Reading Skills through the Newspaper. Second Edition. Reading Aids Series; An IRA Service Bulletin.
Cheyney, Arnold B.
Recognizing that newspapers are among the best supplementary instructional materials, this booklet offers suggestions for the use of newspapers for teaching or reinforcing specific reading skills. The booklet focuses on inferential and evaluative comprehension skills, and the suggestions range from how to teach students to identify main ideas and details to the development of higher order critical reading competencies. Though its major emphasis is on comprehension, the booklet devotes some attention to the reinforcement of decoding skills through the use of newspapers. Following an introduction, the first two chapters provide a rationale for using the newspaper as an instructional resource, and using it to teach reading. The remaining chapters provide suggestions in the following areas: (1) teaching a reading lesson with the newspaper, (2) developing critical readers, (3) developing vocabulary and word identification skills, (4) developing appropriate reading rates, and (5) reading and the language arts. A list of suggested books, materials, and periodicals is appended. (HTH)
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Language Arts, Newspapers, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Rate, Reading Skills, Supplementary Reading Materials, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development
International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714 (IRA Book No. 210, $3.00 member, $4.50 nonmember).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Note: For first edition, see ED 027 407.