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                                                                                                                         NIE TEACHER RESOURCE
The Newspapers in Education kit contains ideas                      s It contains something for everybody – comics,
for using newspapers as a teaching resource.                          editorials, sport, politics and lifestyle issues
The kit is designed to give teachers activities as                  s It contains practical vocabulary that students
an introduction to newspapers and newspaper                           understand and use
familiarisation. The ideas have been written,                       s It can be marked, cut, pasted and coloured –
collated and tested by teachers.                                      important for young students
If you need any further assistance with using                       s It is an up-to-date text book revised daily
newspapers in your classroom please phone us                        s It encourages conversation and communication
on 5227 4478. We are always happy to hear from                        with peers and parents about current issues
you and pleased to offer help whenever possible.                    s The newspaper resource never stops. It is
                                                                      new and current every day
What is Newspapers in Education?                                    s The newspaper is geographically closer to its
Newspapers in Eductation (NIE) is a cooperative                       reading audience than a text book. Local issues
effort between the Geelong Advertiser, corporate                      and stories have relevance
sponsors and educators. NIE began in the United                     s The newspaper is a perfect model for teaching
States at the request of teachers who were                            clear, concise writing
concerned about falling standards of literacy.
                                                                    Hints on getting started:
NIE has now become a project sponsored by
                                                                    s For the first few weeks or for younger students,
newspapers worldwide. The Geelong Advertiser
                                                                      it is useful to staple down the fold of the
began its NIE program in 1983 with the appointment
                                                                      Geelong Advertiser so the newspaper becomes
of a qualified teacher to coordinate activities.
                                                                      a large book. This prevents the pages from
Newspapers in Education Objectives:                                   becoming disordered or lost and assists
s To educate students and cultivate future readers                    younger students with less nimble fingers
s To motivate students through challenging and fun                  s Have students write their names on their
  newspaper activities with the Geelong Advertiser                    newspapers.
s To enable students to be informed about their                     s Give students 5 or 10 minutes to browse
  community, region, state, country and the world                     through the Geelong Advertiser to become
  through regular newspaper use.                                      familiar with the format of the newspaper
s To provide resources and assistance to teachers                   s Scavenger Hunts are good icebreakers for
                                                                      familiarity with the newspaper format
Why use newspapers:                                                 s A variety of classroom approaches are
s It is an adult medium. High status.                                 recommended during the program. Whole
s It deals with reality, what is happening                            class, group and individual activities teamed
  in the here and now. Motivation for reading                         with multi-ability and interests help maintain
  and discussion is built in.                                         motivation and enthusiasm.
s It bridges the gap between school and                             s Student scrapbooks help keep the newspaper
  the real world                                                      work together, as well as providing a larger
s It contains history as it happens                                   page size for newspaper activities.
                                                                    s Manilla folders are handy to file newspaper
                                                                      clippings.

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