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


Become a Wildlife Watch Treasure Hunter

National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Watch is a national, nature-watching program created for people of all ages. Through the program, you’ll gain first hand experience with plants and animals in their natural environment and share details that help National Wildlife Federation track the health and behavior of wildlife and plant species nationwide. In return, the Wildlife Watch website keeps you up-to-date on wildlife news and facts, and new ideas for attracting wildlife to your backyard and community.

Click here to join the hunt today!

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: GOP leaders run from Palin proposal

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


Israeli response to missiles from Gaza spurs debate over media fairness and balance

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive




This week's word in the news: HARROWING

DEFINITION:
Extremely disturbing or distressing.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
To Samuel, the journey meant trading a hopeless situation at home for potential security and prosperity in the United States — but first he needed to survive the trip north, dodging police and criminals, and a harrowing ride on top of a freight train for hundreds of miles.
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism / The Arizona Republic -- 07/21/2014


Audio

Daily Science Webcasts


Cell Sounds - Noise

"With a song in my cell?" Yes, even the building blocks of life have gotten into the act.
Play Audio
-- Jul 25, 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.


Australian Singer Sia Shuns Spotlight

Discussion prompts & video archive.



Airliner shot down near Ukraine-Russia border

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