ERIC Number: ED315944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Using the Newspaper with Gifted Students.
Guenther, John; And Others
This guide on using the newspaper is designed for secondary students in gifted education programs. Activities included in the guide can be used with a full range of subject areas, as students actually use the newspaper as the learning resource. The 50 activities are organized around the sections of the newspaper (general, news, editorials, advertisements, entertainment, comics, and specials). Each activity is written directly to the student, allowing for independent and self-directed completion of activities by individual students. The activities are qualitatively different from the regular curriculum in terms of content, process, product, and learning environment. Sample activities deal with predicting lifestyle effects if newspapers disappeared, analyzing comic strips as reflections of culture, and designing a newspaper advertisement for a new product or service. A scope and sequence chart for the activities and their objectives is included, as well as a list of higher level thinking skills used in newspaper study. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, Reston, VA.; Kansas Univ., Lawrence.