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ERIC Number: ED205994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Pages: 74
Abstractor: N/A
The Newspaper in the Primary Classroom: An Interdisciplinary Teaching Guide of Suggested Newspaper Classroom Activities (K-4).
Larson, Nancy; And Others
Intended for use with kindergarten through grade four students, this guide provides a number of ways for using newspapers in the classroom. The guide is designed to help teachers and students with ways of starting newspaper activities; with reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking opportunities; and with possibilities for making newspaper reading an enjoyable experience. The guide provides suggestions for setting up a newspaper learning center in the classroom and introducing the newspaper to the nonreader or beginning reader. It also provides approximately 50 activities that use the newspaper to teach a variety of skills and concepts, including (1) identifying type sizes and typefaces; (2) reinforcing word and letter recognition skills; (3) developing classification skills; (4) stimulating creative thinking and writing; (5) developing vocabulary; (6) building sequencing skills; (7) developing skimming skills; (8) collecting data and graphing; (9) locating main ideas and the who, what, when, where, why, and how of a story; and (10) developing role playing skills. An index of skills and concepts covered in the activities and a list of newspaper terms are appended. (FL)
Minneapolis Tribune, 425 Portland Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55488 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Star and Tribune Co., Minn.; Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Curriculum Div.
Note: For related document see CS 206 550.