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ERIC Number: ED393111
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Reporting to Parents (A Classroom Newspaper).
Ediger, Marlow
After completing a unit of study entitled "Reading the Daily Newspaper" under the leadership of a teaching team consisting of student teachers and cooperating teachers, sixth-grade pupils wrote a newspaper for their parents describing their experiences in different curriculum areas in the classroom. Guided by the teaching team, student committees were formed to record units studied and learning opportunities pursued for language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics. Final copy was typed using the word processor, then copied and taken home to parents on Fridays. Parent feedback showed appreciation in reading what pupils were doing in these classes. Among pupils' suggestions for improvements were: rotations for committee members, giving equal participation opportunities; rotation of curriculum news, focusing on two subjects per issue; and the eventual inclusion of music, art, and physical education in the news topics. Pupils actively engaged in working on the classroom newspaper showed interest, purpose, meaning, and goal centered behavior. A truly integrated curriculum was stressed in language arts across the curriculum in developing and writing the classroom newspaper. (CR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A