Our classroom becomes a newsroom!

The Kids' Newsroom

Extra! Extra! Read all about it… In the Kids' Newsroom, our students learn the craft of journalism. Our classroom transforms into a working newsroom, complete with editorial staff, reporters, columnists and headline writers. Each student plays multiple roles and works together to create an e-newspaper, as well as a hard copy, with real stories about their local school and community. These reporters learn techniques for crafting news stories, writing persuasive editorial essays and interviewing news-makers. Students edit each other’s work, take photographs and publish their newspaper. Have an idea for a news story? Call our Newsroom Hotline today! 

Class Specifications:

  • Elementary (Grade 2-5) or Middle School (Grades 6-8) versions available
  • 12-hour program (can be extended upon request)
  • The Kids' Newsroom can be implemented as an after-school program, summer camp or in-class project
  • Supplies needed include laptop, projector or TV display, poster boards, construction paper, basic art materials

In this class, your child will:

  • Learn about the history of newspapers
  • Work as part of a team that publishes its own newspaper
  • Learn how reporters organize and write stories
  • Write news stories on local, national and personal events
  • Learn about the difference between editorials and news stories and write their own editorials
  • Play a "Headline Hunters" game in which they race to find facts in famous newspaper headlines
  • Learn how to revise and edit their own and other reporters' stories
  • Help to "publish" the class newspaper
Click below to view some of the guiding project sheets that the students use in the class.
Click below to view one of the powerpoints that the students see in this class.
In this class, we see videos about newspapers and how they are produced. Here is one example of a video we see. This one is a little dated--but still very informative!

Purchasing Information

Purchase of The Kids' Newsroom includes the following:
  • 12-hour lesson plan, student worksheets, direct instruction powerpoints, project guides
  • One hour teacher training via Skype or GotoMeeting
  • Unlimited email correspondence with Right Brain Curriculum as you implement the program
  • Marketing e-blasts you can adapt for your center
  • Marketing fliers you can adapt for your center
  • Our Project-Based Learning Program Implementation Guide
Total Price for all of the above is $499

To make a purchase please call 781-816-0582 or email us

Note on Curriculum Purchase: At Right Brain Curriculum, we see ourselves as more than simply a seller of curriculum. Rather, we serve as your partner as you set up and implement the programs that we have designed. After purchase, we stick around to help you implement the program. We train your teachers via Skype and provide tips on how best to implement the programs. We are available via email and telephone as questions arise. We help you market the programs with fliers and e-blasts tailored to your center or school. We have years of experience implementing project-based learning after-school programs and we help you get the programs off the ground at your school or center.

Have questions about the Kids' Newsroom curriculum?

Email us or call 781-816-0582

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