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A Day in the Life of a Newspaper Series

What's in the Newspaper? (video, 4 minutes)
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Who Makes the Newspaper, and How. (video, 5 minutes)
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How Do You Write a Newspaper Article. (video, 3 minutes)
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Print Teacher Guides for Use With This Video Series:

Creating a Classroom Newspaper
Provides teachers and students all the guidance they need to create their own classroom newspaper, while developing writing and reading skills.

Let’s Write a Newspaper Story
With this easy-to-follow unit course, you will help students write authentic newspaper stories (
upper elem. & MS).

Press Ahead!
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 Kindergarden (& Primary Grades): They Can Read the Newspaper, and it's Fun, Too (provided courtesy of the Columbus (OH) Dispatch).

Introduction (mp3 audio, 10 minutes)
Part 1, (video, 5 minutes) Window Media Player / QuickTime Player
Part 2, (video, 5 minutes) Window Media Player / QuickTime Player
Primary Lesson Activities (mp3 audio, 17 minutes)

Print Teacher Guides for Use With Primary Video/Audio Series:

Using the Newspaper to Teach Grade K-5 Standards in Major Subject Areas
This guide provides lesson plans correlated to most curriculum standards for grades K-5 in English, History/Social Science, Math and Science.

Elementary Activities - Getting Into the Newspaper / Part 1 - Pages 1-54
Part 2 - Pages 55-110 This guide offers over 200 newspaper lesson activities that address most content standards across the curriculum.

Primary Lesson Activities Worksheets (PDF from original presentation)

Classroom Clippers - Have student committees pull content from the newspaper to create media centers for topics of: headlines, picture pickers, weather wizards, keepers of the hall of fame and shame, subject searchers, and TV & event patrol (provided courtesy of the Daytona (FL) News-Journal).
(video, 4 minutes) Window Media Player / QuickTime Player

Newspaper Bingo - Skills focused activity using a Bingo game format with the newspaper. (provided courtesy of the Daytona (FL) News-Journal).
(video, 3.5 minutes) Window Media Player / QuickTime Player
(MS Word DOC File) Newspaper Bingo Card

Newspaper Research & Reasons to Use the Newspaper in the Classroom (provided courtesy of the Daytona (FL) News-Journal).
(video, 3.5 minutes) Window Media Player / QuickTime Player

Practical and Hands-on Reasons to Use the Newspaper in the Classroom (provided courtesy of the S. Florida Sun-Sentinel).
(video, 5 minutes) Window Media Player / QuickTime Player

Audio

Beyond Comprehension: The Newspaper and Critical Literacy
Dr. Sherrye Dee Garrett, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
Introduction & Overview (mp3, 23 minutes) / Lesson Activities (mp3, 30 minutes)

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 Audio Training: Short audio files by Tom Romano on Multigenre Writing. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Transcript

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.

Newspapers – The Ultimate Informational Text!
Dr. Sherrye Dee Garrett, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
Introduction & Overview (mp3, 34 minutes) / Lesson Activities (mp3, 19 minutes)

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.

 
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