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


Federal agency warns about health risk of Alert Energy and other pure caffeine products

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive




This week's word in the news: FRACKING

DEFINITION:
An abbreviated and altered term for hydraulic fracturing, which is the process of injecting a high-pressure fluid (usually water mixed with sand and “trade secret” chemicals) into subterranean rocks to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A new campaign ad that features the "Flat Earth Discussion Group," cheese by-products and a man with a sock puppet takes a humorous look at Colorado's fracking battle, but some voters aren't laughing.
The Denver Post -- 07/28/2014


Audio

Daily Science Webcasts


Cell Sounds - Death

For the first time on the radio--the sound of Death!
Play Audio
-- Jul 30, 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.


Colorado River drying up at alarming rate

Discussion prompts & video archive.



Mexico restricts soft drink TV ads to fight obesity

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