Teaching Tip: Using a Newspaper
A newspaper can be an inexpensive and valuable teaching tool. Here are some examples of how newspapers can be used across the curriculum.
Have your students read an article and circle all singular nouns and pronouns in red and all plural nouns and pronouns in green.
Have your students read an editorial. Then lead a discussion in which your students voice their agreements or disagreements with the editorial.
Have your students locate an article about a geographic area that has experienced severe weather. Then have them present ideas for how to prepare for that kind of weather.
Have your students locate a recipe. Then have them calculate the amount of each item in the recipe they would need if they were to double the recipe, triple the recipe, etc.