ERIC Number: ED354757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
English as a Second Language Newspaper Activities. Teacher Manual.
Byer, Jennifer; And Others
The guide for teachers presents ideas and procedures for using newspapers in classroom instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL) in elementary and secondary education. It proposes that the newspaper offers not only material for classroom use but also information for students about the local community and the larger world. An introductory section outlines general methods for newspaper use, including distribution of one newspaper to each student, article clipping and storage, and recording of student oral language progress. The subsequent series of newspaper-based class activities is organized by language and cultural skill area: language structure (grammar); speaking (discussion and general speaking; role-playing, debate, and reports; stress and intonation practice); listening comprehension; writing (rewriting, transforming, summarizing, composition); reading (critical reading and inference; general comprehension); culture (coping; American life); and vocabulary development. The activities suggested use articles, comics, games, puzzles. and advertising. Each activity is described briefly, and some illustrations are included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Education, Daily Living Skills, Debate, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Grammar, Instructional Materials, Intonation, Letters (Correspondence), Listening Comprehension, Media Selection, Newspapers, Pronunciation Instruction, Reading Instruction, Role Playing, Second Language Instruction, Skill Development, Speech Skills, Stress (Phonology), Vocabulary Development, Writing Instruction
Kansas City Star, N.I.E., 1729 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, MO ($5 per copy; $3.50 for 50 or more copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Kansas City Star/Times, MO. Educational Services Dept.