ERIC Number: ED401553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Kids in Print: Publishing a School Newspaper.
This book provides teacher-tested tips on organizing, teaching journalism skills, layout, and publication for school newspaper advisors for grades 5-8. The book contains a variety of reproducibles and a handy glossary to help motivate real-life writing experiences. It also has computer clip art on a disc. The book notes that publishing a newspaper fulfills many of the needs of a good writing program and offers other benefits, among those: student and faculty readership provides a real audience on an ongoing basis; deadlines hold students responsible and accountable; editing and rewriting (process-writing skills) are important parts of newspaper work; and in school newspapers, students have a voice--responsible articles and editorials can impact their lives in school. The book offers sections on organizing the classroom, the students, and the newspaper, as well as many useful blank forms. The book also gives suggestions for layout and design, photography, generating--and funding--the newspaper, and a budget worksheet. A resource section gives a list of five organizations, three books, six software programs, and three companies that produce specially designed paper. (CR)
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Childrens Writing, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, Intermediate Grades, Journalism Education, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Scholastic Journalism, School Newspapers, Student Motivation, Student Publications, Writing for Publication
Frank Schaffer Publications, 23740 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A