Resources for North Carolina teachers and students





Newspaper in Education at the Rocky Mount Telegram, The Daily Advance and the Daily Reflector are now offering our eEdition as well as our print product. You can choose one or both!

We are making the eEdition available not only to take advantage of new technology, but also to be good stewards of our NIE donations. The money we raise for NIE can go a lot farther by purchasing eEditions for participating classrooms, which means we will be able to expand the program to even more teachers.

When ordering newspapers or the eEdition for your classroom, be sure and click on the newspaper in your school's area. Thank you for using the Newspaper in Education program in your classroom!

NIE Special Report

Back by popular demand

Children's book authors share their writing experience to help students learn more about the craft and techniques of creative writing.

Click here to view the material


National Wildlife Week
March 17th - 23rd

The following resources and activities from National Wildlife Federation, its Affiliates and Partners are designed for educators to teach about the connections between water and the shared need of people and wildlife for clean water. Learn about wildlife in the U.S. with and fun and informative lessons and activities you can do with your students.

Click here for activities

Contact Information

The Daily Reflector
David Adams
Circulation Sales Manager
Phone: 252-329-9630
dadams@reflector.com


The Daily Advance
Chuck Edwards
252-335-8091
cedwards@dailyadvance.com


The Rocky Mount Telegram
Heidi Hibbert
252-407-9902
hhibbert@rmtelegram.com


New Serial Story

A Sea Turtles Story
By Mary Maden
Illustrated by Vicki Wallace

Based on a true story…an exciting and heart-warming short serial! 6 chapters, 800 words, suggested audience 2nd grade and up. Read aloud all ages.

Download the teachers guide

Online Extras (Updated every Monday)

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Download a lesson based on political cartoons and print it out for use in your classroom. (PDF format)

This week's lesson: Climate warnings grow more dire

Download this week's lesson
There are more than 180 lessons archived for your use


E-cigarettes spark discussions about health benefits and teen use

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive




This week's word in the news: CONSORTIUM

DEFINITION:
A group of people, companies or organizations that agree to work together for a common purpose.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Colorado State Board of Education has joined a movement advocating the state pull out of a multi-state testing consortium called — pardon the clumsy title — the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC.
The Denver Post -- 04/14/2014


Audio

Daily Science Webcasts


Narwhals - Inside Out

Teeth are ideally strong, hard, and pearly white, right? Not for the narwhal and its inside out tusk.
Play Audio
-- Apr 18, 2014



Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:



Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.


Pakistan Drops Charges Against 9-Month-Old Baby

Discussion prompts & video archive.



Honduras records the world's highest murder rate

Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

Archive of Geography quizzes

Throughout this school year, PARADE Classroom will be targeting up to six features that provide poignant life lessons for high school students. Be sure to check them out!

Get the lessons here:

Cyberspace Safety
9/11 Lessons and Legacies
Keeping America Free