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USING NEWSPAPERS IN THE CLASSROOM BY: YENNY FERNANDA PERALTA LINA VANESSA CÁRDENAS AMAZONIA UNIVERSITY IX SEMESTER ENGLISH DEGREE

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USING NEWSPAPERS IN THE CLASSROOM

BY:YENNY FERNANDA PERALTALINA VANESSA CÁRDENAS

AMAZONIA UNIVERSITY IX SEMESTER ENGLISH DEGREE

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This presentation takes a clear information about newspapers and suggests what to do and how to use it during ELT class, and what kind of activities to do according to the students’ level, age and context.

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Introduction

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To know why, when, how and what kind of activities to use with newspapers.

To show what skills we could improve in our students using newspapers.

Develop an activity that help us to clarify the correct use of newspapers in the ESL/EFL teaching-learning process.

Objectives

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Why Should We Use Newspapers in Class?

Easily adaptable for all ability levels.

Contain practical vocabulary.

Can be marked, colored, pasted and cut.

Real world text.

To promote a habit of reading.

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Reading Activities

Writing Activities

Speaking Activities

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How to Use Newspapers in Class?

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A D V A N T A G E S

They provide English learners most kinds of genres of written in authentic language.

Newspapers provide various materials for students to broaden their knowledge.

Newspapers introduce students to the cultural and linguistic aspects.

Newspapers can be used for individual and group work.

The content is updated

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D I S A D V A N T A G E S

The adaptation of the activities is time consuming.

Sometimes the vocabulary used is complex for learners, especially beginners.

After a short period of time, most of the news are not updated and they can not be interesting for learners

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Implications and Considerations in Different Teaching Settings

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Main ideaSequencing, Story structure Who, What, When, Where, Why Content Discrimination Inference Locating Specific Information Fact and OpinionEvaluating

What Kind of Activities We Can Use?

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ONLINE: • http://www.refdesk.com/paper.html

1) www.ebsnews.com

2) www.abcmosairesherald.com

3) www.Thestar.com

4) www.miami.com

5) www.cnn.com

Ways to Access

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• http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/Top50/Top50-CurrentUS.htm

1. The New York times (new York)

2. New York post (new York)

3. Washington post (Washington DC)

4. Los Angeles times (California, los Angeles)

5. Charleston gazette (west Virginia, Charleston)

6. The Washington times (Washington DC)

7. The Dallas morning news (Texas, Dallas)

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Help learners to have access to the news of the English Speaking countries.

Help learners to improve their reading skills, enrich the vocabulary, gain some cultural knowledge.

For self development and for enriching the existing course book with additional materials.

Conclusion

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VISUALIZING

Sample of an Activity

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Bibliografy

Using Newspapers in the Classroom. Online. From http://eng.1september.ru/2002/29/1.htm Using the Newspaper in your Classroom. Online. From http://www.usaweekend.com/assets/pdf/rz150147115.pdf

Mauricio Gutiérrez Julián Andrés Rodríguez. Using Newspapers in the Classroom. Language Learning Resources. Online. http://www.slideshare.net/DIEGOFMACIAS/using-newspapers