ERIC Number: ED378594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
New Suncook News.
The newspaper program at the New Suncook School, Lovell, Maine, is a multi-level, language arts based unit designed to develop in students strong writing and interpersonal relationship skills, and to bring relevance to writing. The monthly newspaper features interviews, surveys, news, and some fiction stories written by students. The newspaper is delivered to all classrooms in the school. The prime advantage to this program is that it allows the students to generate stories for a known audience. Students, working in groups of three, write at least one story for each month's newspaper. Students write, revise, and proofread copy. Fifth graders are involved in producing the newspaper currently, but the program is easily modified for any grade level. The writing and fact-gathering time can be made part of the teacher's regular schedule. Materials needed include a computer and word processing software, a copy machine, and newspapers to serve as models. This program increases students' abilities to communicate orally and through writing. It also promotes research skills, interpersonal relationship skills, and self-esteem. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Maine Center for Educational Services.
Note: A product of Project SEED.