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Dr. Joanne Meier
Sound It Out
Joanne Meier

Read all about it! We’re writing a newspaper

My kids are home from school, again! We’ve had strange winter weather here in Virginia, with a huge snow fall in December (27 inches!), flash flooding that closed the schools in early January, and then another 9 inches of snow late last week. The kids have been home. A lot! And they’re getting bored.

Yesterday they came up with the idea to write their own newspaper. Always willing to take on a literacy related project with neighborhood kids, we brainstormed various “news stories” to include.

They came up with the following list:

It’s turning into quite a project. Their current plan is to use ReadWriteThink’s Printing Press (opens in a new window) to create the newspaper. Anna’s working with Puzzlemaker (opens in a new window) to make the word search. The other cul-de-sac kids are off drafting their own columns.

Stay tuned! If the newspaper actually goes to “print,” I’ll post it here.

About the Author

Along with her background as a professor, researcher, writer, and teacher, Joanne Meier is a mom. Join Joanne as she shares her experiences raising her own young readers, and guides parents and teachers on the best practices in reading.

Publication Date
February 2, 2010

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