Newspaper Production for Elementary Classrooms
These sites include tips on creating a newspaper for elementary classrooms. There’s information on interviewing, writing and photography. Includes sites on advertising and circulation. There are also activity ideas for using newspapers as a teaching tool.
The Pulitzer Prizes
This site has information about the Pulitzer Prize, the top prize in journalism that is named after a Missourian.
Kodak: Top Ten Techniques
Browse through the links at the left to read 10 helpful hints for improving your photographs.
CNN Learning Resources
This site offers news stories but includes an outline so that students can see how stories are structured. Many stories also contain audio or video, plus vocabulary quizzes, reading comprehension questions, and word searches.
This extensive site on weather provides the latest conditions. At the top of the page, enter your location to get the forecast in your area. Include this information in your classroom newspaper.
This page lists a survey question that is updated each week. Look at these questions to get ideas on survey questions you can include in your own class newspaper.
How Stuff Works
This site covers how newspapers are put together. This includes a picture of a newsroom and information about advertising and circulation. Follow the links at the bottom of the page to learn more. NOTE: The site includes ads.
How Stuff Works
This page explains how offset printing works. Most newspapers are printed using this process. Follow the "Next Page" link for a good description as well as photos and illustrations of this process. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This site offers copyright-free photos that can be included in your newspaper. Be wary about giving this home page link to students, as there are a variety of topics included.
Newspaper in Education
Use the drop-down menu under "Teachers" for ideas and tips on using newspapers in the classroom.
Explore these online, interactive exhibits to learn more about these topics.
eThemes Resource: News Sites for Elementary Students
These sites have news and features that are geared toward elementary students. Includes current news and some quizzes.