Friday, January 8, 2010
Using Newspapers to Improve Reading
A North Carolina teacher uses newspapers in the classroom to help her gifted middle-school English students improve their reading and vocabulary skills by prompting discussion about current national and world events. "It's the stimulus for pertinent conversation," Cynthia McFadden said. "We should never underestimate our kids just because they're in middle school. It's really bringing what's happening in the world into this little classroom."