Living textbooks delivered to schools twice weekly

Norma Hill Garcia An Anthon Elementary student in Belia Canales’ first-grade classroom searches for vocabulary words in Uvalde Leader-News sports editor James Volz’s stories about Uvalde High School sports.

Lane Riggs

Staff writer

Newspapers in Education is often used by teachers as a “living textbook” in the classroom, as a newspaper can serve as an English, math, science or etiquette lesson.

Uvalde Leader-News Newspapers in Education coordinator Olga Charles has been working with schools in Uvalde to bring these valuable lessons into the classroom. Though the project includes five schools in town, there is still room for the project to grow.

The schools – Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s Robb Elementary, Anthon Elementary, Morales Junior High and Uvalde High, as well as Sacred Heart Catholic School – receive copies of Uvalde Leader-News each Monday and Thursday.

For the last school year, 338 newspapers were delivered to students each Monday and Thursday. Charles is aiming to raise that number to 500 in the 2017-2018 school year.

The newspapers aid math and science lessons as teachers use the newspapers as a learning tool.

By using the newspaper, teachers and students can measure advertisements for a math lesson. For English class, there are nouns and verbs.


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