Again, the idea is to glean article ideas, so look at the article titles rather than the entire article or post. For example, you have a niche that you would like people to be more interested in, so it is helpful to readers to tell them right out front what the benefits are—why should they be interested in your niche? If you have a blog associated with your website, then I encourage you to routinely ask your readers what they want to be seeing on your blog.
Newspapers are a useful tool in the ELT classroom for improving reading skills and enhancing students' knowledge of current affairs. Kate Joyce There is a danger of putting students off reading newspapers if articles are used in the same way as course books, with tedious comprehension activities.
If used in a more inspiring way, newspapers can help students to develop not only reading skills but also writing, grammar, vocabulary and speaking skills. Below are some tips and activities which I believe can help.
Use different newspapers to suit your students' tastes. If you are teaching in an area where English-language newspapers are produced for the local community, these may include articles and topics of particular interest and relevance to your students.
You don't need to have a great supply of newspapers in the classroom.
Most newspapers have an online version, where you can print off articles, e. It might be helpful to share strategies for reading. For example, How often do they use a dictionary? Do they take notes, or jot down new vocabulary?
Do they skim read to get a general idea of a text? Activities Guess the headline Cut out a number of headlines and from each one remove an interesting word e.
Stick the incomplete headlines on a piece of paper, photocopy and distribute to teams of students. Ask each team to come up with two possible answers for each headline: Collect all the responses and give each team a point for any correct answer, and for the funniest answers.
Choose eight key words from the article and write them on the board. Ask students to work in teams of to come up with a story including these words. Get students to read aloud their own versions - this can create a lot of laughs! Partners need to try and guess which of the facts are true and which have been changed.
Wall quiz Write a list of questions based on a selection of newspaper articles, and distribute the quiz to teams of students. Pin up the articles around the room and ask students to walk around the room trying to find the answers. The winning team is the first to find all the answers.
This can be quite a lively activity! Presentations To encourage students to read newspapers in English on a more regular basis, organise short presentations at the beginning of each class.
Ask a different student at the end of each class to find an interesting newspaper article and to summarise it to the other students during the next class, explaining why they chose it.
This can lead to interesting discussions about current issues. Newspaper treasure hunt For this activity you will need a pile of old newspapers, enough to distribute amongst teams of students.
Tell them to cut out their 'treasures' and glue them next to the appropriate word in the list or make a note of the page number.Kids in Print: Publishing a School Newspaper, Second Edition [Mark Levin] on lausannecongress2018.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
Have you been looking for a handbook that contains everything you need to know to start a student newspaper in your school? Are you a newspaper advisor in need of some teacher-tested tips?
Whether your school newspaper . In this lesson, students will write a news article for the school newspaper. The lesson begins with a discussion about freedom of speech and the important role it plays in journalism.
Next, students will learn how to create news articles by developing ‘lead paragraphs’ and by using the ‘inverted pyramid’ model.
A couple reads the fine print on a lease and makes a list of questions before signing. Aug 02, · Ms. Wanzer led the students in a freewrite, a popular English class strategy of writing without stopping or judging.
First, she read aloud from “Bird by Bird,” Anne Lamott’s classic on.
Teen Ink, a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums. Students must be age to participate, register and/or submit work. As you know, newspaper writing style tends to have three levels: Headlines, leading phrases, and article content.
Each of these has its own style. This lesson focuses on calling students' attention to this type of writing style on a deeper, grammatical level.