Newspapers in Education

Classroom News

We will be featuring great NIE classrooms from around the area in this spot. If you have an idea or you think your classroom would make a great feature here, contact nie@nwadg.com.

"The project we did in our Language class was to write a newspaper article about current events at our school or articles interviewing someone at our school. We had just spent several days reading news articles in the newspapers you donated. I wanted my students to see that you have to write to your audience. Their purpose was to write for other fourth graders. Just for fun they also wrote advice columns, cartoons, and weather reports. They really enjoyed reading each others newspapers. It was very valuable to have real newspapers to look at before we wrote so that they could have a model to write from."

Rebecca Vinzant
Prairie Grove Elementary

"How we best use the newspapers in our classroom"

Buy Low, Sell High! Make A Difference!

The REACH (Gifted and Talented) classes at Lingle Middle School in Rogers, Arkansas are proud readers of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette and are extremely grateful for the Newspapers In Education Program. As soon as they arrive at school, students are asking for a copy of the newspaper, so that they can review the headlines and check their stock prices. As supporters of promoting economics in Arkansas, our class is deeply invested in the Arkansas Stock Market Game. Students use the newspapers to help them guide their financial investments. They analyze current events and then determine how the news can affect trends in the stock market. Using the stock indexes, students can keep an active watch over their own portfolios and make informed decisions on their investments. When students express a keen interest in a recent event, they move to computers to research it. Daily interaction with the newspapers not only allows students to further develop their nonfiction reading skills, it also promotes citizens who are more actively involved in their communities in the future.

Cindy Dunn
Lingle Middle School Rogers, AR