ERIC Number: ED205994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
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)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Education, Journalism Education, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Listening Skills, Newspapers, Reading Skills, Skill Development, Student Publications, Teaching Guides, Writing Skills
Minneapolis Tribune, 425 Portland Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55488 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Star and Tribune Co., Minn.; Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Curriculum Div.
Note: For related document see CS 206 550.