EXTRA! EXTRA! Read and Write All About It!
“Newspapers in Education Week” begins on the first Monday in March. This has been a homeschooling project week for our family for several years. We read newspapers, make recycled newspaper crafts, and write articles. In the past couple of years we have published a
school family newspaper. Below are some fantastic resources we’ve used in the past along with some new ones we’re going to be using this year.
Newspapers in Education Cross curricular pre-k through high school resources and ideas.
Newspaper Printing Press Virtual Tour
America’s Historic Newspaper Pages from 1789-1963
“School Journalism” is a wonderful site for video instruction, lesson plans, and reporter training for both teachers and students! (Hover the mouse over the “Journalism Lesson Plans” option on the top left to access the learning resources. These are geared toward higher grades.)
Elements of News is a simple slideshow presentation explaining what makes a story “newsworthy”.
News Article Writing Guide geared for upper elementary and middle school levels.
How To Write An Editorial is a helpful 3 Part Lesson Guide and Creative Writing Activities for all grade levels.
Create A Comic Activity Ideas and Resources
Writing Tips Slide Show for Asking and Receiving Advice and Formal Complaints.
Write a Weather Report Tips, Format, and Writing Guide with Examples
Write a Review Lesson Plan, Activities, Resources
Write a Food Review Step by step guide
Write a Sports Article 3 Ways, Tips, Examples
Tabloid Tales “Learn about the power of exaggeration by writing news stories to accompany actual tabloid newspaper headlines!”
Spotting Fake News Quick Tips and Guide
Write Ads 7 Step Writing Guide
Wacky Headlines Prompts and activities for creative writing
Interactive Printing Press Create and publish your own newspaper.
Newspaper Templates Printable Notebooking /Writing Pages