Unit Plan

Skill Building with the Newspaper

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Extra, extra, read all about it! Use a newspaper as the primary resource in a special education classroom to teach reading, writing, and math skills. The activities help class members build their reading skills as well as their knowledge of the real world.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask your local newspaper to donate complimentary copies of the daily newspaper for this project
  • Have class members save worksheets onto Google docs or a USB drive for a paperless and technology-enriched activity
Classroom Considerations
  • Table of contents lists lessons designed for various grade levels
  • Although designed for children with special needs, many of the worksheets are appropriate for any elementary or middle school class
  • A project based learning resource designed for the special needs classroom
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