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The Joplin Globe
Educational Services
117 E. 4th Street
Joplin, MO 64801

Fax:
(417) 623-1188
Phone:
(417) 627-7363

Amanda Stone
Educational Services Coordinator

 

 

 




Research

THE BENEFITS OF NIE

There are many good reasons to use the newspaper in the classroom. Decades of research has consistently shown that students who learn from the newspaper in addition to textbooks achieve more and become better readers. Below are some good reasons to integrate newspapers into the curriculum:

  • Newspaper use increases students’ interest in and knowledge of current events. Newspaper use helps students improve arithmetic skills, particularly in regard to fractions, decimals, currency and averages.
  • Newspaper use increases students’ vocabulary and word recognition skills, and improves reading comprehension.
  • Students who use are exposed to newspapers as a principal source material have higher achievement scores in social studies, language arts, and math than students who rely on textbooks alone.
  • Newspaper use in the classroom helps students learn how to read a newspaper more effectively, how to use it for additional learning, and how to use it to solve problems because they recognize the services it provides.
  • Newspaper use in the classroom helps students learn how to read a newspaper more effectively, how to use it for additional learning, and how to use it to solve problems because they recognize the services it provides.

In addition, teachers may access over 300 instructional resources on The Globe’s NIE curriculum web page at: http://www.nieteacher.org/jgnie plus Video/Audio Teacher Training, Serial Stories & Tabloid Supplements, and Parent & Student pages. Teachers can just click on any resource and it will download or open, whichever the computer is set for. (No password needed.)

For more information, please contact Amanda Stone at astone@joplinglobe.com or 417-627-7288.