Yak's Corner is an eight-page news magazine for kids ages 6-13 that's filled with stories about Michigan places, events and people. You'll also find news briefs from around the world in "Yakking About the News" and "Kids in the News" lets your students see how kids across the county are making news. "Your Page" is a weekly look at student art or writing, which is expanded in our online Yak Art Gallery and Yak Readers Write features. Each issue is written with the objective to engage young readers with informational text that is both educational and entertaining .
You can download each complete issue or single pages below or order print delivery in the metro Detroit area at 3 cents per copy. Click here for more details.
Also available for download each week, is our roundup of "Yaktivities" based on the content in that week's issue. "Yaktivities" include two pages of content quizzes, a vocabulary activity and a word search for students and a separate teacher's page that includes an answer sheet and discussion starter. And the teacher's page shows the correlations between the content in each issue with Common Core State Standards.
Download Yak's Corner and the Yaktivities worksheet here each week
Yak's Corner will be published on 31 Thursdays during the 2013-2014 school year, beginning September 12, 2013 and ending on May 29, 2014. During this period Yak's Corner will not be published on these seven dates: November 28, December 26, January 2 & 9, February 20, and April 3 & 10.
Yak’s Corner Favorite Book Character Contest 2014
Congratulations to all the winners in this year’s Yak’s Corner Favorite Book Character Contest. We had more than 1,500 entries! Thanks to all the teachers and students for sharing heartfelt art and writing about such great characters in some of your favorite books.
We hope students continue to send us artwork during the school year, as we share art each week in the Yak’s Corner “Your Page.” Keep reading, writing and yakking with us!
6th Grade Winners
First place - Megan Cindric, Troy
2nd place - Marci Baumann, Holland
3rd place - Emily Mann, Troy
4th place - Josie Curtis , Livonia
5th place - Chelsea Rosenberg, Troy
Honorable Mentions: Daniel Ehrheart and Ellie Bronson, Livonia.
5th Grade Winners
First place - Dylan Doan, Grand Blanc
2nd place - Mya Massey, Petoskey
3rd place - Derek Votau, Holland
4th place - Taryn Ingalls, Petoskey
5th place - Savannah Stratton, Grand Blanc
Honorable Mentions: Emma Lindwalk, Petoskey; Sydney Ritsema, Grand Rapids; Hailey Paulsen, Petoskey; Jack Shaffer, Royal Oak
4th Grade Winners
First Place - James Streberger, Grosse Pointe Woods
2nd place - Keira Runyan, Troy
3rd place - Jack Gehlert, Grosse Pointe Woods
4th place - Jonathan Gillette, Grand Rapids
5th place - Lauren Staal, Grand Rapids
Honorable Mentions: Owen Sisson, Petoskey; Quinn Logee, Petoskey; Crystal Arambula, Detroit
3rd Grade Winners
First Place - Farrah Ardwin, Royal Oak
2nd place - Raylynn Quasarano, Utica
3rd place - Luke Scheer, Utica
4th place - Andre Panos, Petoskey
5th place - Jacob Brillati, Utica
Honorable Mentions: Betsy Jorgensen, Petoskey; Adelyn Wang, Petoskey
2nd Grade Winners
First Place: Malachi Bieniek, Troy
2nd place - Hayley Weiss, West Bloomfield Twp.
3rd place - Kayla Kirby, Troy
4th place - Maha Duais, Detroit
5th place - Jayla Fox Troy
Honorable Mentions: Angel Jordan, Troy; Catelyn Holdenhauer, Macomb
1st Grade Winners
First Place - Mayte Rosas Mendez, Detroit
2nd place - Elaina Bliss, New Baltimore
3rd place - Annabelle Murphy, Sterling Heights
4th place - Auah Waite, Lake City
5th place - Victoria Garcia, Detroit
Honorable Mentions: Noemi Quinonez, Detroit; Angelina Jankowiak, Sterling Heights
First Place - Grace Pinho, Royal Oak
2nd place - Luke Tibbe, Grand Rapids
3rd place - Tiffany Adkins, Detroit
4th place - Ariel Sanchez, Detroit
5th place - Haidyn Ritsema, Grand Rapids