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Why are we studying Current Events?

September 5, 2014 by westwise · No Comments · Uncategorized

So, why are we offering this class? Take a look at what studies show:

  • Students who use newspapers tend to score higher on standardized achievement tests — particularly in reading, math, and social studies — than those who don’t use them.
  • Newspapers help teach students to be effective readers.
  • Newspapers can help develop and improve student vocabulary, word recognition skills, and comprehension.
  • Newspapers are effective tools for teaching many math concepts, particularly fractions, decimals, currency, and averages.
  • In surveys, students overwhelmingly support the use of newspapers in the classroom and have a positive attitude toward reading newspapers.
  • Newpapers increase awareness of and interest in current events.
  • Students who read newspapers in school tend to continue reading them when they become adults.

– See more at: http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr084.shtml#sthash.KtaF5DAg.dpuf

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