ERIC Number: ED296337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Hook 'Em Using the Newspaper as Bait.
Rodine, Jody A.
Designed for teachers to use with intermediate and junior high level students, the activities in this booklet focus on the newspaper as a teaching tool in three broad areas: (1) Language Arts; (2) Reading and Language; and (3) Reading, Language, and Math. The language arts section contains 14 activities identifying parts of speech, practicing alphabetization, writing skills, analysis, and synthesis, under such titles as "Verbose Sports Writers,""Jumping Gerunds," and "Amazing Advertising Antics." The three activities in the reading and language section promote reading and critical thinking skills. "Apartment Hunting,""Sports Shorts," and "Coupon Clippers Colossal Cash Craze" incorporate math with reading and language art skills in the final section. Materials required for most of these activities include newspapers, construction or notebook paper, scissors, glue, and pencil or pen. (Nine worksheets and four pages of sample questions/directions are included.) (SR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Games, English Instruction, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Materials, Media Adaptation, Newspapers, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Secondary Education, Supplementary Reading Materials, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Guides, Vocabulary Development, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Gazette Telegraph, Colorado Springs, CO.
Note: Paper presented at the Regional Spring Conference of the Colorado Language Arts Society (Colorado Springs, CO, March 5-8, 1987).