A newspaper is a periodical publication, typically printed on paper and distributed to the public. Most newspapers have a broad range of news stories covering national and international politics, business, crime, weather, natural disasters, sports, society and culture, fashion, health, and education. They may also feature articles of general interest such as history, biography, and arts. Newspapers have a wide audience and can be found in many locations, including shops, libraries, cafes, hotels, and restaurants. They are often available in both print and online versions. Online newspaper sites make it easy for people without access to traditional printed publications or radio and television to find and read the latest news. However, people with limited income or lack of computer or Internet skills can still have difficulties using online news sources.
The Daily News is an American newspaper founded in 1880 and based in New York City. The newspaper has a long tradition of editorial and literary excellence, as well as a high level of reader engagement. Its editorial stance has varied over the years, from staunch conservatism in World War II to support for isolationism in the 1940s to its current moderately liberal stance. The newspaper is owned by Alden Global Capital, which has imposed a series of cost-cutting measures on the paper since acquiring it last year.
Twinkl’s collection of daily kids’ news stories is perfect for expanding students’ understanding of the world around them and helping them to develop their critical thinking skills. Each article has been written and designed by experienced teachers to be as child-friendly as possible. The articles can be used at different levels in the classroom, depending on students’ abilities and needs.
When using these news reports for class, it’s a good idea to read them together as a class and ask students what they think the article is about. Then you can discuss how they might use the information in their own writing and debate any opinions that may have been included.
It is also useful to have the Teacher Guidance for each story, which is written by our team of experienced teachers and includes advice on how to use the story in the classroom. In addition, for more support, each of these stories is accompanied by an activity plan that gives detailed lesson ideas to help students understand the content of the article.
Alternatively, you can try our newspaper reading comprehension pack to help students learn about the latest news and events. This resource includes an article on the Daily News, a question sheet with a range of activities and a powerpoint to help you present the articles in class. The pack is free to download and you can access it here. It is available on both the Primary and Secondary packs.