Unit Plan

Teacher's Guide: The Newspaper

This Teacher's Guide: The Newspaper unit plan also includes:

The 10 lessons in this teacher's guide to the newspaper not only model how to read a newspaper, but also focus on the unique characteristics of the front page, the types of news stories, features, illustrations, advertising, and editorials.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Include an activity that asks readers to compare print versions of news and features with coverage of similar stories online
Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website.It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • The introduction stresses the importance of the newspaper in daily life
  • The packet includes suggestions for how to integrate the lessons into a single unit or to use them over the course of the year
  • The packet does not include any discussion of or activities involving online news sources