Newspaper in Education
Use the News!
Click here for an informational video on using the activities by Robyn Young, school librarian at Avon High School.
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Newspapers = Informational Text in Reading Core Standards
The newspaper is a perfect classroom tool for teaching reading core standards. It’s the only textbook that’s updated daily.
Our newspapers serve as the watchdog of government in a democratic society. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of the press and free speech, among other rights.
Teachers play a major role in explaining to students the role of a free press in a democracy. We may not like everything we hear or read, but as Americans we treasure the right to express our opinions.
Get dozens of classroom activities using newspapers
- Click here to view Newspaper in Education activities by grade level (with Common Core State Standards and Indiana Educational Standards).
- Click here to view Newspaper in Education activities by category (with Common Core State Standards and Indiana Educational Standards).
- Click here for tips for using newspapers in your classroom.
Teens read the newspaper. Click on the video to see why
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Check out more newspaper-inspired teaching materials
- Click here to download First Amendment resources from the Newseum Institute.
- News literacy curriculum for educators
Indiana State Reading Association councils offer classroom resources
- Click here to download a list of councils.