EdWeek: The Newspaper Has a Place in the Classroom

Originally published by Education Week.

August 14, 2015
By Joanne Yatvin

In the classrooms I have visited recently, there has been a lack of attention to the everyday uses of reading, writing, and speaking that could motivate students to work long and hard on assignments. What I see are mostly formal exercises in text analysis, vocabulary development, and essay structure that have no relation to young people’s interests or their need to communicate with people besides the teacher. I believe that, in addition to preparing students for “college and the workplace,” schools should provide classroom activities that focus students on their role as active participants in the world outside of ...

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August 14, 2015
In: Civic Learning in the News

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