NIE Special Report

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

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Complete Sixth Grade
Sustainability Curriculum

Publix Super Markets, Inc. has joined efforts with FPES (Florida Press Educational Services) to bring this program to sixth grade students. This FREE NIE Program will show your sixth grade students how to become responsible members of the planet, and to respect all of the resources that it has to offer.

Downloads:

Flip Chart for Interactive White Boards
Note: Only classrooms with white boards will be able to run this file.

Complete supplement as PDF

Teachers Guide


Lesson plans for use with the e-Edition on Interactive White Boards

Included are basic lessons for an Elementary, Middle and Secondary classroom that can be utilized to introduce Language Arts and Social Studies activities.

Middle School Social Studies Lesson Plan
Middle and High School Language Arts Lesson Plan
High School Social Studies Lesson Plan
Elementary Social Studies Lesson Plan
Elementary and Middle School Language Arts Lesson Plan

USA Weekend Teacher Guides

New Teacher's Guides are available every Monday, complete with monthly themes highlighted in a weekly lesson and a monthly activity sheet.

Click here to download guides from USA Weekend


Read What the teachers in Lee County say about the News-Press NIE website

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 Weekly features (Updated every Monday)


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



Colorado River drying up at alarming rate

Discussion prompts & video archive.


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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

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There are more than 180 lessons archived for your use



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.

Audio

Daily Science Webcasts


Kaqchikel - Philosophy

In a Guatemalan school, teachers strive to educate children of their Kaqchikel heritage.
Play Audio
-- Aug 1, 2014



Mexico restricts soft drink TV ads to fight obesity

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

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

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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.

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Track news stories around the world


Newspaper Activities
for FCAT Practice

Sunshine State Standards and The News-Press
Reference / Research LAA228, LAA238, LAA248
Words / Phrases LAA123, LAA132, LAA142
Main Idea / Purpose LAA221, LAA231, LAA241
Comparisons LAA227 Using The News-Press