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    What do you want the students to know about the newspaper?

    I would develop plans around the parts of a newspaper, learn how to check the weather, learn how to read and analyze interesting articles.

    I would also point out that the newspaper contains local, national, and world news and develop plans (use a big newspaper with cut out articles and chart on divided posterboard as a class) to identify and analyze that.

    Learn about how an article is set up, who is the author, how to skim and read for headlines, and so on. Learn about vocabulary that applies to the newspaper--what a caption is, the by-line, dateline...

    Kids like the funnies, but also like to get info they can use or apply-again the weather, the opinion page...

    You could have students create a classroom newspaper with all the parts after you go through everything. Wouldn't it be neat to have an interview with the principal or address a school issue? Students could write about the things PTSA is doing, etc.

    There's probably tons of stuff on the web and also there are resource books for teaching the newspaper as well. Hope this springboards you into some great lesson planning!!

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