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Newspaper Companion: Speech & language pack for any newspaper

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What's black and white and red all over?

I've used kid newpapers and regular newspapers in the past during therapy and they are great motivators for students. I developed this newspaper companion packet to work with any newspaper.

The packet is 40 pages and can easily be printed in black and white. If you're working with kids this summer this is a quick and easy (no planning needed) activity!

The following pages are included:

Cover Page
Parent Letter
Main Idea
Newscaster retelling
Perspective taking
Most/Least comparing
Opinions
Cause/effect
Current event conversations
Category sorting by type of article
Evaluating Weather
Vocabulary
Problem Solving
Synonyms/Antonyms
Multiple Meaning Words
Current event summaries
Fact/Opinion
Sequencing (recipes & comics)
Syntax (finding parts of speech)
Humor, figurative language
Inferencing from titles
Job search matching
Compare/Contrast ads/articles
Persuasive writing
Name the caption
Narrative writing
Inferencing from pictures
Perspective Taking from advice columns
Articulation
Blank Templates





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This has been on my wishlist a long time! I am glad I finally purchased it. I love how many different areas can be targeted by using the newspaper. I appreciate you developing this packet as I only wish I was as creative as you! Thank you, Jenna!
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I love that this companion can target almost every skill my kiddos are working on. Thank you so much for this great resource! I can't wait to pull out the newspapers and introduce this activity :-)
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I love the range of skills which can be addressed with this product and a newspaper! Thanks Jenna
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On  December 1, 2013,  Anne T. said:
Such a fantastic idea! I love that it targets so many different goals (including articulation and pragmatics!) in one activity, since I have many groups with kids working on completely different skills! This interactive companion pack gets my students excited about reading a newspaper, which I didn't think was possible. And I love that it can be used with so many different age groups. Thanks for another winner, Jenna!!
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On  October 22, 2013,  Kimberly W. said:
Thank you!
On  October 22, 2013Jenna Rayburn answered:
You're welcome!
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On  October 22, 2013Linda Rubin (TpT Seller) said:
Really great resource! Thank you so much!
On  October 22, 2013Jenna Rayburn answered:
I'm so glad you're enjoying it!
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GREAT activity for my older language students. It provides great guidance when going through a newspaper article.
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On  October 13, 2013Figuratively Speeching SLP (TpT Seller) said:
This has been a wonderful product to enhance writing skills, especially for nonfiction pieces. My life skills students are learning how to respond to classified ads and job postings, so it is working very well with them as well.
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On  October 13, 2013Julie Graham (TpT Seller) said:
I just started using this with a small group of middle school students. I am loving the discussion and comprehension skills that these activities can generate - along with the writing skills. Thank you!
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On  November 1, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Hi there,
I purchased your newspaper companion activity and I can't get it to open. Everytime I try to open it, it shuts down. I am quite sad! I was really looking forward to using it. I wrote to you a while back about this, but never heard anything back. Do you have a suggestion?
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On  November 1, 2013Jenna Rayburn answered:
Hi Lesli - When I you write a question the only way I can answer is on here! If you scroll down and look at your question, you can see I answered you! You have to contact the TPT help contact. The file is opening for everyone else so I think it's case specific. If tpt help doesn't work out you can email me! SpeechRoomNews@gmail.com and I will ask them to help you! I will do whatever we need to get your product working! Thanks!
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Newspaper Companion: Speech & language pack for any newspaper
Newspaper Companion: Speech & language pack for any newspaper
Newspaper Companion: Speech & language pack for any newspaper
Newspaper Companion: Speech & language pack for any newspaper