To have a better understanding of how the web works, you will need to become familiar with terms that you may not fully understand the meaning of, so to help you Nigel Brookson complied a list of commonly used website terms with their definition.
BELOW THE FOLD: This term is a carry-over from newspaper publishing days. In newspaper terms, “below the fold” means content was on the bottom half of the page (below the physical fold in the paper). In web design terms, “below the fold” refers to the content that is generally going to be below the point first viewable to the average website visitor in their browser (in other words, viewers would have to scroll down to see the content).
Have students fill out this alphabet activity sheet, where they place the newspaper-themed words in correct alphabetical order. But don't stop there: Go over each of the terms, write them on the board and have students write the definition of each word - without the use of a dictionary. This will show how well they know the concepts.
This crossword puzzle can help students learn important journalism terms such as "editorial," which Google describes as a newspaper article written by or on behalf of an editor or editorial board that gives the newspaper's opinion on a topical issue. Many students may not realize that an editorial is an opinion piece - it is not a news story. This is a good time to discuss the difference with students.
The jail (from calaboose, which derives from calabozo, the Spanish word for jail).
Call boy - A messenger who ran messages from the depot to the train crew and back.
California blankets - Newspapers when used to sleep on.
Call (1) - A hobo dish: Baked potato mashed with butter and served with liverwurst and onions.
Call (2) - Has come to mean listen to stories of adventure about such places as the road or the City.
Newspapers have been around since Roman politician and general Julius Caeser printed the on papyrus in 59 B.C. to trumpet his military successes. And, papers have been widely read in the U.S. since this , when the Founding Fathers and others used them to advance their political agendas - and smear their opponents. Use these printable newspaper worksheets, to introduce students to terms that describe the publishing process for the , a somewhat outdated term used to describe the press.
Age has little to do with the value of a collectible, since the price of just about everything is decided by supply and demand, with the latter being the far more significant factor. If, let us say, just four issues survive of a certain newspaper, but there is only one collector who wants one, then the demand is satisfied and remaining specimens are of low value in spite of their great rarity. If however a hundred people want the same item, then its value grows as these collectors seek to outbid one another for its possession. And if a thousand specialists simply must have one for their collection, then the piece can grow to be of substantial value. This helps to explain why, for example, I can offer a two hundred year old British newspaper for $10.00, while an original edition of the famous headline issue of the 1948 has a value today of over $500.00. Because of the publicity surrounding that newspaper -we have all seen the famous AP photo of a beaming Harry Truman holding aloft a copy- the few that were not immediately recalled by the paper are very much in demand, while there are relatively few American collectors interested at present in the "atmosphere" content of the much older newspaper.
The newspaper can be daunting for beginners. These terms and tips can help readers understand the parts of a newspaper and help them decide what information could be helpful when conducting research.
Introduce your students to the terminology associated with newspapers using this vocabulary worksheet. Students should use a dictionary or the Internet to define each word.