Frankly speaking, getting my students to read is not easy as they find English materials are quite boring since they do not understand some of the words in those printed materials. But I finally find a solution to this problem by introducing newspapers in my classrooms.

Since last month, my school has been provided with fifty copies of the New Straits Times courtesy of an anonymous company under the School Sponsorship Programme. Two bundles of newspapers arrived at my school’s guard post every Thursday. Then, I will ask a few students to distribute the newspapers to the good and average classes as the students in those class will get the benefits from reading these newspapers.


There are sections for everybody. The boys will like the sports section while the girls might find the entertainment and fashion sections interesting. Yes, the weak ones would only just look at the pictures first. But as times goes by, they would definitely read the short and easy articles which is quite a good move. 


To utilize newspapers in my classroom, I will use the  Education or Newspaper in Education pullout attached. There are notes, exercises and language games which I think will sustain my students’ interest during lessons. The newspapers can be used as teaching aids in the classroom as using the textbook is out of date and cannot attract my students’ attention anymore.


I fervently hope the students of my school will improve their four basic language skills especially reading and writing through the uses of newspapers in the classrooms.

15 Comments

  1. satu pendekatan yang bagus..dulu cikgu cikpin pun sama macam abe buat juga..

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  2. Melalui pembacaan adalah bagus utk meningkat pengusaan bahasa inggeris tapi apa kata AK kembangkan lagi dgn buat kuiz atau perdebatan tentang topik menarik dalam paper tersebut kerana Bahasa ini lebih mudah difahami dan dipelajari melalui interaksi serta komunikasi.

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  3. Yup very helpful actually. Much better reading something like novel yang dia orang suka. Then kena converse dengan dia orang to boost their confidence.. Good luck AK..

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  4. I have always prefer NST compared to other newspapers. Probably my father used to read it and it became a routine for me. Thus, NST is the perfect tool to add in colors in English teaching. Well done AK.

    Personally, I started to learn serious english through songs, novels and it just bloomed from there. Need to tackle the area of interest, first.

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  5. Abe Kie, you're motivated teacher who are committed to developing the students. I am impressed with your job. Congratulation.

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  6. A very good approach :)To encourage them to read is one thing,.. to ask them to write and produce a good essay (with correct spellings & free from grammatical error) is indeed another challenge. All the best to you & your students.

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  7. Indeed a good approach to encourage them to understand english & at the same time keep updated with the news around us. Wishing you and all the students good luck & all the best!!

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  8. A very good approach. But I prefer to read The Star or The Sun instead of NST. Hehe!

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  9. one of the good techniques... congratulation cikgu... ;)

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  10. wah bagusnye. klo yumida sure nak baca psl entertainment je. hihi

    cara yg bgs kasi budak suka english.

    wah dah berdomain org sini. tahniah. moga terus sukses dlm berblog

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  11. Abe Kie, cantik header baru, wah dah ada domain sendiri :)

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  12. tahniah kerana ada domain sendiri..

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  13. good approach Abe Kie...music also one of the good approach..let them sing a song n get to know and understand the lyrics...

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  14. A good approach of teaching. I still remember those days when my English teacher encouraged his students to start reading English cartoon and a paragraph a day. It helped a lot and really works.

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