Unit Plan

Newspaper in the Classroom

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Newspapers aren't only for reading—they're for learning skills, too! A journalism unit provides three lessons each for primary, intermediate, and secondary grades. Lessons include objectives, materials, vocabulary, and procedure, and cover subjects such as math, social studies, and language arts. Depending on the lesson, scholars chart the weather, compare prices, create a number book, write a persuasive letter, or play a newspaper game.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Go on a newspaper scavenger hunt to find important details and sections
  • Ask learners to write their own imaginative news stories
Classroom Considerations
  • Have several newspapers on hand for the lessons
  • Each lesson provides accommodations for English learners
  • Covers various intelligence types
  • Links to additional resources
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