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A Newspaper Reader -- Issue 10
March 5-11, 2011
This week's standard: Students use the structure of text to construct meaning. (Language Arts: Reading)
1. Draw pictures of people reading newspapers in four
2. Draw a star on your favorite story or feature in these
sections: local news, sports, and comic strips.
3. Have several friends tell you the "news" they would like
to see in the newspaper. Make a front page with headlines
for your friends' stories.
4. Circle something in the newspaper that shows how your
paper is a (a) salesperson, (b) record keeper, (c) entertainer, and (d) community helper.
5. Read the editorials and letters to the editor for
several days. Then write a paragraph explaining how these
features are important for your community.
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)
Monday-Friday, March 28 – April 1, 2011
9 Lessons plus a Graphic Organizer
The goal of these Newspaper In Education materials is to help teach young people to think critically and act responsibly as they navigate communication media. The internet and other emerging technologies have changed news media forever. The reader has become not only a consumer of news and information but if he or she chooses, a collaborator or creator as well. The features and graphic organizers were created for middle school students but with modification could be used by younger or older students.
Available in April on the Newspaper in Education Wiki
The theme for Law Day 2011 has been announced by the American Bar Association - "The Legacy of John Adams, from Boston to Guantanamo."
John Adams believed that everyone deserved a proper legal defense. Just five years before the American Revolutionary War began, he represented the British officer and soldiers charged with firing into a crowd of protestors andAmerican Bar AssociationLaw Day
killing five civilians in the "Boston Massacre." In keeping with the spirit of Adams and this year's theme, the NYNPA NIE program in partnership with the Law, Youth and Citizenship program of the NYS Bar Association will develop a 5-part series highlighting significant defense cases throughout American history.
Law Day is May 1st – Series will run May 2nd – May 6th
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Newspapers and public libraries present a unified approach in support of literacy, specifically in support of summer reading. North Carolina Newspapers in Education (NIE) developed a summer series, coordinating with the themes chosen by the national Collaborative Summer Library Program (www.cslpreads.org/).
Each feature offers an activity that relies on news and information. There are 18 features with the heading: One World, Many Stories and 8 features with the heading: You are Here. Each feature directs readers to public libraries to learn more.
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People, Near and Far
A Telling Story!
Calling for human interest!
Prepare to Write!
Writing With A Storyboard!
Tell Stories In New Ways!
A Picture’s Worth
One World, Many Stories
You Are Here
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The series of features, teaching guide and audio podcasts will run in early October.
This year's profiles in alphabetical order include:
Benjamin Franklyn Goodrich
Charlotte Pruyn Hyde
Michael “King” Kelly
The Statue of Liberty
Elmer A. Sperry
And from OUR area:
Julius Sterling Morton – Secretary of Agriculture under Grover Cleveland – Founder of Arbor Day B. Adams, NY - Jefferson County (April 22, 1832 – April 27, 1902)
Not yet selected
Will start after Thanksgiving Break, and end before Christmas Vacation
Will have a teacher’s guide
If you would like to be on a panel of teachers to help me select it, please email me
Mary Sawyer American Bar Association -
Watertown Daily Times
Newspaper in Education Coordinator
Thank you for coming!