Press Ahead! is a teaching tool and planning guide for creating a classroom newspaper. It provides background on the different sections and elements of a newspaper.
The Newspaper: A Daily Miracle
This is a hands-on student supplement on journalism and the newspaper business. It covers every aspect and department at the newspaper with a chronology of a newspaper’s day.
What Some Kid's Learn in Kindergarten (& Primary Grades)
Critical literacy involves the analysis and critique of the relationships among texts, language, power, social groups and social practices. It shows us ways of looking at written, visual, spoken, multimedia and performance texts to question and challenge the attitudes, values and beliefs that lie beneath the surface. (courtesy NAA NIE Conference)
Multigenre Research Projects Using Newspaper Genres
Written by Dr. Darla Shaw based on Tom Romano's book, Blending Genre, Altering Style. The goal of this guide is to teach students how to write and produce the many genres used in the newspaper. Then individual students or student groups will produce an entire newspaper as a Multigenre Research Project on a curriculum topic being studied in class.
The newest buzzword in education is “informational text”—which includes nonfiction and expository texts. State mandated tests are heavily weighted toward nonfiction. This audio program shows how to use the newspaper as information text to help improve students' performance on state tests. (courtesy NAA NIE Conference)
Newspapers - The Ultimate Informational Text (print guide for use with audio)
Provided by the NAA Foundation. National and state standards place a high priority on students being able to read, write and think about informational text. Many state assessments include high percentages of informational text. Standards require students to ask questions, locate information to answers and evaluate sources of information. This guide will help teachers use the newspaper to teach students these standards.