Exploring a Newspaper
Students explore the parts of a newspaper and identify the main idea of a newspaper article. They locate three sections of the newspaper, name the main parts of a newspaper article, and recognize the main idea of a newspaper article.
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Identifying Author’s Purpose in a Newspaper
Between news articles, editorials, and comic strips, many different types of writing are presented to readers in a newspaper. The first activity in this series helps children make sense of all this information by teaching them the key...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Matilda - The Third Miracle
Magnus takes a visit to the classroom in the 20th chapter of Matilda. Or does he? After reading, learners interview the person in the hot seat to get a detailed account of what happened during this chapter. Then, they write individual...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Teachers' Resource Kit - Taming the Sun
For thousands of years, people have been creating stories to explain their observations of the natural world. Explore this interesting literary form with this series of activities complementing the book Taming the Sun: Four Maori...
1st - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Better Class of Journal-ists
Young academics create a current events journal by skimming newspapers for articles that fit defined guidelines for informational texts. After cutting out two articles each week to add to their journals, they write a brief description of...
1st - 12th English Language Arts
Word-Form Recognition Accuracy, Newspaper Crazies
Students explore language arts by completing a newspaper activity with a partner. For this vocabulary identification lesson, students read a news article with a partner and identify the different words they are familiar with. Students...
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Calculating Numbers from a Newspaper
Fifth graders explore scientific data by participating in a weather statistic activity. In this average calculations lesson, 5th graders define the four types of averages often referred to and research the weather data from a specific...
5th Visual & Performing Arts