ERIC Number: ED444193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
From Printed Page to Multimedia: Evolution of a Second-Grade Class Newspaper.
Lund, David M.; Sanderson, Deborah A.
This article describes a project in which the reality and importance of newspaper production was integrated into the language arts curriculum in a second-grade classroom. Both a print- and a multimedia-based class newspaper were produced using the Student Writing Center software and HyperStudio. The activity involved the input of a university researcher, teacher researcher, and the students. Educational benefits for students included learning the steps of the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing), learning how to be a better writer, learning cooperation, developing computer skills, and gaining a sense of real world activities. (Contains 33 references. Facsimiles of printed and multimedia editions of the student newspaper are attached.) (EF)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Cooperation, Grade 2, Language Arts, Newspapers, Primary Education, Student Publications, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.