Readership: Teachers, trainee teachers, and teacher trainers.
"'A superb contribution to language teaching and learning.' - Modern Language Journal"
Note: A full contents list at the front of the book provides a complete list of the activities, the suggested level at which each activity can be used, and the topic for each activity. The summary below aims to give a general idea of the book's organ ization.The author and series editor
How to use this book
1: Working creatively with newspapers
A short chapter inviting teachers to take stock of their existing knowledge and think about the kinds of new ideas that could be introduced into the classroom.
2: Building confidence and familiarity (30 activities)
Activities designed to make students feel that they can handle newspapers.
3: Working with texts (22 activities)
Text-based activities which require extensive, discriminating, authentic reading.
4: Working with pictures (15 activities)
Matching activities which treat texts and pictures as complementary and in a parallel relationship.
5: Project work (14 activities)
A range of ideas for project work, some requiring half a day's work, and others several days or even weeks.
6: Personal responses (19 activities)
Activities which bring together responses to newspaper materials and personal experiences, memories, and feelings.