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Newspapers: Classroom Activities Discuss this eTheme.

These sites offer numerous ideas for using newspapers in the classroom. The suggested activities include using newspapers to teach concepts in subject areas such as language arts, social studies, and math. Includes information about media literacy skills. There are links to eThemes Resources on news sites for kids and news production.

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These activities for using newspapers in the classroom are geared for 7 to 11 year olds. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This 2 page PDF explores ways to use newspapers in the classroom; including: newspapers in education, online newspapers, online news for students, and starting your own classroom newspaper.
Teachers have to logon to view the different lessons.
This site has links to lesson plans on current events topics and activity sheets that change each week.
Explore this site to view the front pages from newspapers across the United States. You can compare what the major stories are. There is also a link to an online quiz that has three different levels. Don't miss the information on the exhibits - click on the thumbnail images on the main page.
Browse this listing of ideas for using the newspaper in language arts, social studies, and math lessons. NOTE: The site has pop-up ads.
These sites have news and features that are geared toward elementary students. Includes current news and some quizzes.
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.

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