It’s the newspaper, of course. Unfortunately, some people can’t read the newspaper or even the word “STOP” on the big red sign at the end of the road. The inability to read is a problem for millions of people throughout this country.
But even if you think you’ve mastered the skill, think again. Learning to read — and to read well — is a lifelong process that can only be accomplished by, well, reading. Reading books, newspapers, the back of cereal boxes, instructions for a computer game, directions to your friend’s house, and more. Every day!
Besides, it’s fun. Can you imagine what life would be like without being able to read? B-O-R-I-N-G!
Not only that, if we don’t read well, we don’t write well. And almost everyone knows how important it is to be able to write well, whether we’re sending e-mail to friends or doing a book report.
Read Well, Write Well is a newspapers in education tab filled with lots of activities including:
• Newspaper reading and writing activities for school and for home.
• A short story written especially for this supplement by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones, co-authors of the popular Bailey School Kids book series and the Bailey City Monsters series.
• Lend a hand — special activities for children to complete with a brother, sister, or others who could use extra help with reading and writing.
• Fun facts about reading, writing — and newspapers.
This tab was produced by KRP and distributed by the NIE Institute.
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