March 4-8 is Newspapers in Education Week. To celebrate, we are offering this free newspapers activity guide, “I Know I Read it in the Newspaper.”
What was the final score of the game last night? Is it supposed to rain on Friday? What movies are playing? Wouldn’t it be fun to have all the answers? It’s easy when you read the newspaper every day. “I Know I Read It in the Newspaper” takes you through the newspaper from front to back. It covers the different types of news, sports, features and advertising. It even includes a newspaper scavenger hunt. This guide was produced by KRP and distributed by the NIE Institute.
Click on the following link to download the guide
Newspapers are great for kids of all ages. Here are some activities from the Newspaper Association of America Parent Newspaper Guide to get you started:
1. Play a game with the index section of the newspaper. Read it with your child, or have your child read it to you. Have your child locate each section as you call out the page numbers. How are newspaper page numbers different than those in textbooks?
2. Walk your child through the entire newspaper. Discuss what kind of information can be found in the different sections.
3. After reading news stories, have your child tell you the Five Ws (who, what, where, when, why) and the H (how).
4. See if your family can predict the content of a newspaper story by only reading the headline.
5. Find news articles, pictures and advertisements in the newspaper that you think would tell about life today. Imagine that you and your child are responsible for preparing a scrapbook that you will give to your grandchildren and great grandchildren. Include things that you have in your home – or that are common in people’s homes today.