Lesson Plan

Looking at Newspapers: Introduction

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A scavenger hunt introduces class groups to the different sections of newspapers and the different types of articles found in each section.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Check out the free online newspapers designed for kids
  • Arrange with the local publisher to receive a class set of newspapers
Classroom Considerations
  • Since most newspapers are designed for older readers, consider revising the lesson and using one of the free online newspapers designed for kids
  • The lesson would be a better fit for older kids
  • In addition to examining the different sections of a newspapers, young readers are also introduced to the five "Ws" construction of news stories
  • Younger readers would need additional scaffolding and support with the readings
Common Core