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Over 300 instructional resources are provided including many high quality teacher guides, serial stories, student supplements, character education materials, numerous subject-specific resources, video & audio teacher training modules, and the popular NIE Instructional Calendar.

These resources address the goals of No Child Left Behind and the research- and standards-based curriculum focus of schools and teachers. There are curriculum materials for every subject area and grade level. Resources are listed below with brief descriptions. Click on any resource to access it. All resources may be copied for classroom use or for homework assignments.

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Multi-Curricular & Misc. Resources

Ultimate Activity Guide II – Focus on Standards
This guide features over 240 standards-based, newspaper-related activities in eight major subject areas: language arts, history, geography, civics/government, science/tech, math, economics, and arts & humanities (KRP).

Ultimate Activity Guide I
This guide features over 232 newspaper-related activities in several subject areas: language arts, social studies, science/tech, math, and economics (KRP).

Ultimate Holiday Activity Guide
From New Year’s Day to Eat a Pickle Day, this guide covers it all with a day-to-day look at the special days that we set aside to honor events and people. Special days listed for nearly every day of the year (KRP).

Ultimate Sunday Activity Guide
This guide features newspaper-related activities using the Sunday edition of the newspaper (KRP).

A Plan For All Seasons
This guide is organized by season (autumn, winter, spring, summer). Topics of the activities focus on specific holidays, as well as seasonal interests.

Comic Strips…Newspaper Capers
This resource is organized in categories which include: Comic Strip Understandings, Values and Human Behavior, Social Problems and Issues, Language Arts Foundations and Creative Writing and Development.

News AD Vantage
Contents focus on basic elements of advertisements, analysis of advertisements, ad design, consumerism, career education, social studies and language arts.

The Sunday Edition
Contents focus on special features of most Sunday newspapers, including feature writing, entertainment directories (television, arts, film), expanded comics, news coverage, editorials, travel and news magazines.

Language Arts & Literacy Resources

ABC Book of Newspaper Sponge Activities (PDF) (DOC)
What does a teacher do when a lesson runs short and there is no time to start another activity? In the past we called these activities Fillers, but today they have become Sponge Activities: Activities that reinforce standards-based skills in a short period of time.

Comic Strips…Newspaper Capers
This resource is organized in categories which include: Comic Strip Understandings, Values and Human Behavior, Social Problems and Issues, Language Arts Foundations and Creative Writing and Development.

The Essential Question: A Key Element in Critical Thinking and Comprehension
Written by Dr. Darla Shaw. Student developed questions are at the heart of today’s education. Asking the correct question and then going after possible answers is what resourceful, independent learning is all about. If you ask the “right question(s)” you are on the path to finding out about what you really need to know to solve a problem.

Fry's Instant Sight Words and the Newspaper (PDF) (DOC File)
This new resource provides the first 600 sight words identified by Dr. Edward Fry as important for students to learn through about 4th grade and for ESL and adult education learners. It offers practice phrases and sentences using the words and a variety of newspaper activities.

Linking Language Arts Standards to the Newspaper, By Dr. Darla Shaw 
By using newspaper articles and photos in conjunction with specific strategies and rubrics, at least once a week, teachers can help their students comply with state educational standards and prepare for both standardized tests and real life circumstances.

Multigenre Research Projects Using Newspaper Genres
Written by Dr. Darla Shaw based on Tom Romano's book, Blending Genre, Altering Style. The goal of this guide is to teach students how to write and produce the many genres used in the newspaper. Then individual students or student groups will produce an entire newspaper as a Multigenre Research Project on a curriculum topic being studied in class.

Multigenre Audio Training: Seven short audio files by Tom Romano on Multigenre Writing. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Transcript

Newspapers, The Ultimate Informational Text
Provided by the NAA Foundation. National and state standards place a high priority on students being able to read, write and think about informational text. Many state assessments include high percentages of informational text. Standards require students to ask questions, locate information to answers and evaluate sources of information. This guide will help teachers use the newspaper to teach students these standards.

Now I Get It
This NAA Foundation guide provides a variety of lessons and activities to help students develop their comprehension skills. It also includes information about current comprehension skills researchand national standards for reading comprehension. The material is appropriate for students in both middle school and high school. Special activities are included for elementary students.

Speaking Of Language
A guide to using the newspaper for English as a second language studies. It contains seven sections, which include Structure, Speaking, Listening Comprehension, Writing, Reading, Culture and Vocabulary. An extensive implementation plan is also included to provide special direction to the second language teacher or tutor.

Read Well, Write Well
A reading and writing activity guide for use with the newspaper. Features an original story by the authors of the Bailey School Kids series (KRP, grades 3-6)

Reading First: Research-Based Reading Instruction Using the Newspaper
Based on the US Dept. of Education’s Put Reading First: The Research Building Blocks for Teaching Children to Read, a report on successful research-based reading instruction, this guide focuses on phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension skills using the newspaper.

Reading First, NIE!
(NAA Foundation) Another research-based curriculum guide for teachers and NIE coordinators that also provides ideas for parents to use at home as well as information about national trends in reading instruction. The newspaper-based activities suggested are meant to supplement and enrich each of the five elements recommended by the National Reading Panel.

Reading Realities
The 73 activities in this publication use your newspaper in development of reading skills-skimming, distinguishing fact from opinion, finding the main idea, interpreting editorials, analyzing theme, etc.

Thoughtful Literacy Using the Newspaper
This cutting edge guide was written by Dr. Darla Shaw. It is based on the work of Drs. Richard Allington and Peter Johnston, leaders of the Center for English Learning and Achievement/University of Albany (CELA) research team that is studying effective classrooms. In examining teacher practice, they’ve identified a set of core teaching characteristics that tend to foster thoughtful literacy and the ability to analyze, synthesize and evaluate information effectively:
Managed choice, Multi-source curriculum, Multi-task learning, & Meaningful classroom discussion.

Using Lyrics to Enrich the English, Reading, and Social Studies Curriculum
By Dr. Darla Shaw and the NIE Institute 
This guide has been developed so that any teacher, with or without a musical background, can assist students in lyric writing.  Several mini lessons provide an overview with lyric formats and graphic organizers provided for students to help them prepare their original lyrical pieces.

What’s in a Word?
(KRP) Word origins, meanings, spelling and other word play has never been so exciting!

Adolescent Literacy Through the Newspaper - Literacy, Multicultural Education, and Multiple Intelligence Theory
This NAA Foundation guide provides 10 core activities that deal with culture, which help students to examine themselves in the context of their cultural background. After each of the core activities, the guide provide related activities, some to extend the lesson and others based on the multiple intelligence theory, allowing students to spend time working from their gifts and talents.

Adolescent Literacy Through the Newspaper - Give Them the Keys
(grades 6-12): This NAA Foundation guide is designed to help teachers use the newspaper effectively in their classrooms. There are 10 lessons accompanied by reproducible student activity pages.

Poetry and Rhyming Worksheets
Nine Poetry/Rhyming Worksheets with these poetry-writing styles: Acrostic (2), Ballad, Cinquain, Clerihew, Haiku, Rhyme, Rhythm, and Riddles.

Quickie Lessons
A variety of short, quick language arts lesson activities.

Read All About It
Newspaper-based activities designed to develop the reading fluency skills of elementary school students.

Using the Newspaper to Teach Standards in Middle School English
This guide provides lesson plans correlated to most Middle School English curriculum standards.

Writer to Reader
(NAA Foundation) The following components are included in this teaching guide:
1) How to incorporate activities into a Writer’s Workshop program or into traditional programs. 2) Educational standards related to reading and writing are identified for individual activities in the guide. 3) Detailed lesson plans and student activity sheets for 10 writing topics. 4) Mini-Lessons showing teachers how to use newspaper elements as a model for writing instruction. 5) Writer’s Organizer pages provide activity sheets students use to plan, draft and revise their writing. Ideas are offered for using newspapers to generate alternative and authentic writing products.

Math, Science, Technology & Environmental Resources

By The Numbers: Math Connections in Newspapers
This new NAA Foundation guide offers practical classroom math applications using the newspaper.

Chemistry: Essential to Life
(KRP) This supplement helps connect the science of chemistry with the practical world we live in and how it affects our daily lives.

Math Quickie Lessons
A variety of short, quick lesson activities.

Math Rules!: Bringing Numbers to Life
(KRP) Uses the newspaper to teach everyday math skills, and bring math to life.

Math Scavenger Hunt
A short clip and paste activity finding math elements in the newspaper.

Math With Sam
Young readers will discover the real-life uses for math by following a girl through her busy day (KRP, grades 3-5).

Secondary Science
Secondary Science offers hundreds of science activities. Based on a report funded by the National Science Foundation, the guide focuses on the reports primary objectives for science education to address: personal needs, societal issues, academic preparation, and career education and awareness.

Science Fairs: The Method Behind the Madness
(KRP) Even the brightest kids can struggle with the process of scientific inquiry and preparing for science fairs. This study guide will help that process.

Science Quickie Lessons
A variety of short, quick lesson activities.

Talkin’ Trash
(KRP) Explains how garbage is dealt with, the social and environmental issues surrounding disposal and what kids can do in their homes or classrooms to help develop an environmentally friendly future.

Understanding the World of Weather
(KRP) Students learn about weather and its effects while keeping track through daily newspaper reports and maps.

What’s Up With Gravity?: A Look at the Mysterious Force and Its Hold on Our Lives
(KRP) This section will helps students understand that almost everything that happens here, and beyond, is in some way connected to gravity.

Social Studies, Government, Civics

Teacher Guides

And Time Marches On…Current Events
There is no periodical like your newspaper for current events coverage in the diverse areas of local, regional, national and international current events.

Challenges and Choices 
(NAA Foundation) Activities in this guide have been designed to give students practice in identifying issues, posing solutions and developing problem-solving skills they will need to face real world challenges.

Citizens Together
(NAA Foundation) This guide is designed for five days of instruction using the newspaper to help students explore individual freedoms protected by the Bill of Rights.

Editorial Cartoons
Editorial cartoons use humor and satire to show a position about current issues.  Editorial cartoons constitute both an unusual art form and a commentary on society.  Because they express opinions on public issues, editorial cartoons are useful teaching aids for examining historic and contemporary issues and events.

It’s Your Government
(KRP) The section will help students understand and get involved in the political process, from voting to how a bill becomes law.

Secondary Social Studies
(NAA Foundation) This teacher guide offers 50 lesson activity sheets and hundreds of short lesson activities on history, government, economics, geography, conflict resolution, and taking civic action.

Social Studies and the News
(Craig Lancto) 160 activities exploring the use of newspapers as primary sources including charts, graphs, and visuals to gain information; distinguishing between fact and fiction; recognizing bias and stereotyping; the foundations of Constitutional government; participation of individuals in civic life; the functions of political parties; evaluating the impact of media on public opinion; state and federal government; separation of powers; and economic concepts.

Social Studies Quickie Lessons
A variety of short, quick lesson activities.

Your Newspapr, Your Town Hall
This guide published bey the NC Press Foundation offers lesson activities related to the newspaper’s coverage of town/city government and the local community.

Educational Supplements

NEW! Ben Franklin Tabloid Supplement (PDF) and Serial Story (DOC, no images)
This story about Ben Franklin employs narrative writing and storytelling. It also includes information about Ben Franklin, obtained through extensive research. The author, Elizabeth Whitehead (Times Stones Series of American Heroes), invites young readers to connect to the text with narrators Sam and Isabel as they comment on different aspects of Ben Franklin’s life. A teacher guide has been generously provided by Detroit Newspapers. Also try the Ben Bingo Game (Quark files & images available by request.) Also download: Teacher Guide, Ben Bingo Game & Ben Bingo Cards

Breaking New Ground
(KRP) Most of us don’t give a second thought about where our food comes from, but agriculture has a huge impact on our lives and the lives of millions of people around the world.

Celebrating Flight

Written by NASA, this supplement chronicles the history of flight from unmanned balloons through the Wright Brothers historic first powered flight to man’s exploration of outer space.

Extra! Extra!: A Current Events Workbook
(KRP) Filled with activities designed to connect current events in the newspaper with subject content across the curriculum.

From the Ground Up: Agriculture in America
(KRP) Explore the history, science, technology and variety of American farm products.

The Holocaust
The Holocaust was one of the world’s darkest hours — a mass murder conducted in the shadows of the world’s most deadly war. The German government, controlled by the brutal Nazi Party and its leader Adolf Hitler, killed between six million Jews who lived in Europe. The Germans also tried to exterminate Europe’s Gypsies, or Roma, and they targeted other groups, as well.

It’s Your Right: A history of the Bill of Rights
(KRP) Students will learn about the history of the Bill of Rights and how role those rights play in our life today.

O Canada! The True North Strong and Free!
Students will learn about our neighbor to the north, Canada.  This supplement provides information on Canadian history, parliamentary government, geography, economy/trade, culture, famous Canadian’s and other topics.

Occupations of the Land
This supplement educates about resources and products such as wood, food crops, animals, minerals and petroleum that grow on, or are extracted from, the land. Occupations of the Land Teacher Guide

People and Parliament
This teacher guide with student activity pages will help familiarize students in grades 4 to 12 with the Canadian parliamentary system while applying standards-based skills and concepts.  It is recommended for use with the O Canada supplement and with Canadian newspaper web sites at:
http://www.cna-acj.ca/client/cna/cna.nsf/web/online  

Preserving America's Heritage
Create in partnership with Advisory Council for Historic Preservation, this supplement explains how historic preservation developed with interesting stories from the Pre-Columbian era to the present. Preserving America's Heritage Companion Piece

The Civil War
This supplement will help students compare and contrast the conflicting issues between the Union and Confederate states.  They will learn what military camp life was like and also about the wide variety of ethnic backgrounds of soldiers that fought on both sides of the war.  They will learn about the Battle of Gettysburg, the most important battle of the Civil War.

The Land Connects Us: The Value and Work of Resources
This supplement looks at the important occupations that turn natural resources into products we use in our daily lives. The Land Connects Us Teacher Guide

We The People - Unit 1 Tabloid Supplement / Unit 2 Tabloid Supplement
These two units of the Center for Civic Education’s (CCE) popular We The People curriculum can help schools meet the new Federal requirement that every school study the Constitution on Constitution Day each year. Also try the Constitution Scavenger Hunt.

Your Passport to the World
(KRP) Travel the globe and learn about fascinating regions of the world using this section and the newspaper.

Elementary & Middle School Multi-Curricular Resources

Teacher Guides

Elementary Activities - Getting Into the Newspaper / Part 1 - Pages 1-54
Part 2 - Pages 55-110 This guide offers over 200 newspaper lesson activities that address most content standards across the curriculum.

It's NIE For K–3
Bridge the gap between your newspaper and beginning readers! It’s NIE For K-3 has been designed to help primary teachers discover that the newspaper is a perfect workbook, even for beginning readers!

NIE…It's Elementary
This guide introduces elementary teachers and students K-6 to the many uses of the newspaper in language arts, social studies and math.

Using the Newspaper in Upper Elementary & Middle School Grades
(NAA Foundation) This guide provides 50 newspaper lesson activity sheets plus 100 other short lesson plans in all major subject areas correlated to standards for grades 4-8.

Using the Newspaper to Teach Grade K-5 Standards in Major Subject Areas
This guide provides lesson plans correlated to most curriculum standards for grades K-5 in English, History/Social Science, Math and Science.

Using the Newspaper to Teach Standards in Middle School English
This guide provides lesson plans correlated to most middle school English curriculum standards. Although originally written for VA SOL's, activities will fit most state standards for middle school English.

Elementary Supplements (KRP)

It Takes Skills
Kids learn about work habits and study skills and learn how easy it is to be a better student (grades 3-5).

Math With Sam
Young readers will discover the real-life uses for math by following a girl through her busy day (grades 3-5).

Playing it Safe
Helps students learn do’s & don’ts of personal safety in a fun, entertaining format (grades K-3).

When I Grow Up
Explores the world of work and all the possibilities it holds (grades K-3).

Your Neighborhood
Students learn more about their neighborhood — and the newspaper, — while taking their new alien friends, Nars & Lars, on a tour through the library, the grocery store and other places (grades 2-4).

Character Education Resources

Be Kind to Animals…and People Too! This Humane Education supplement, created in partnership with the American Humane Association, helps students learn compassion for all living things, both human and non-human. For more Humane Education resources visit the American Humane web site at: http://www.americanhumane.org/

Conflict Resolution
(KRP) This supplement looks at a subject we all know something about: conflict. We experience it often in our everyday lives and probably have many feelings about it. Here’s help dealing with it, in each of us and in the classroom.

Cyberbullying Prevention
Created in partnership with the National Crime Prevention Council, this supplement provides tips for students, parents, and teachers
on how to prevent and deal with Cyberbulling online, in school, and in the community.

Focus on Bullying, a 16-page tab comprehensive bullying prevention supplement and program, will assist teachers, administrators, parents and students in developing and implementing a detailed school-wide action plan that strengthens the physical, social, and psychological safety of schools and reduces the incidence of bullying.

The Holocaust
The Holocaust was one of the world’s darkest hours — a mass murder conducted in the shadows of the world’s most deadly war. The German government, controlled by the brutal Nazi Party and its leader Adolf Hitler, killed between six million Jews who lived in Europe. The Germans also tried to exterminate Europe’s Gypsies, or Roma, and they targeted other groups, as well.

Holocaust Timeline Lesson Plan
The Holocaust Timeline Lesson Plan is a review of the NAZI anti-Semitic pogroms and laws that went into effect between 1933 and 1945. The timeline marks the escalating levels of prejudice, discrimination, and terrifying violence targeting the many victims of the Holocaust. Lesson questions are provided.

It’s All About You
(KRP) By helping students develop a better understanding of self, this section can help students better deal with people and choices.

Moral Reasoning Lesson Plans Using the Newspaper
Famous child psychologists, Piaget and Kohlberg, discovered that the way we think about moral problems develops throughout our lives. As we get older our logic becomes less self-centered and more complex, taking into consideration many factors. Thinking about problems at "higher stages" means that you take long-term consequences seriously, wonder if the actions will impact your character or integrity, respond to your pangs of conscience or feel a duty to care for others coming from deep within.

Patriotism
(KRP) A look at patriotism in America — past and present.

Positive Thinking
(KRP) The goal of this guide is to help teachers demonstrate to students that they can achieve success, that their attitudes and skills can improve, and that through the appropriate techniques, positive thinking can become the habit of choice.

Service: Together We Can Make a Difference
This supplement will help teachers incorporate service and service learning into the curriculum to not only help the community, but to help students understand that they can make a difference.

The Power of You
(KRP) Teenagers need to know: Don’t underestimate yourself. They have the power to change almost anything — their school, town, state, country or even the world.

 

Project: Solution Character Education Supplements: Thirty-six 8-page supplements are provided, eighteen for each grade level of K-3 & 3-7. Topics include:

Grade K-3  Grades 3-7

Topic

Grades K-3 Grades 3-7
Building Community PDF PDF
Caring PDF PDF
Courage PDF PDF
Doing Right  PDF PDF
Forgives   PDF PDF
Giving Service  PDF PDF
Gratitude  PDF PDF
Honesty PDF PDF
Loves Learning  PDF PDF
Models Democracy PDF PDF
Nurturing  PDF PDF
Persevering  PDF PDF
Respecting Others  PDF PDF
Respecting Self PDF PDF
Respecting Work  PDF PDF
Responsibility   PDF PDF
Solving Problems  PDF PDF
Taking Initiative    PDF PDF

Critical Thinking Skills & Gifted Students

Gifted Students Guide
(NAA Foundation) The guide is designed for secondary students in gifted programs who have mastered the fundamentals of the curriculum and will benefit from advanced educational stimulation. However, many of the activities may be used successfully with a wide range of higher-achieving and highly motivated students.

Just Think!
(NAA Foundation) This guide focuses on helping students develop higher-level thinking skills using the newspaper. Students need to be problem solvers and lifelong learners. The newspaper is a logical instructional medium for this cause. It is an authentic, real-world text, one that will engage students and provide the information they will need to make decisions throughout their lives.
Components include:

  • The Bloom Six, an overview of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives.
  • National Standards and Higher-Level Thinking Skills showing examples of higher-level thinking skills identified in national content standards.
  • Lesson Plans — presented in two parts: Open Their Minds, the teacher page, and Engage Your Brain, the student activity page.

Newspapers Maintain the Brain
(NAA Foundation) A Teacher’s Guide for Using The Newspaper to Enhance Skills: (NAA) It has been called the living textbook and it lives up to that name. The newspaper can be used to enhance skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, math, social studies and science. Critical thinking is a natural outgrowth of using the newspaper to learn. Each lesson begins with the skills involved in the process of that activity. Reproducible worksheets accompany most of the activities
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Diversity & Multicultural Literacy

A Plan For All Seasons
This guide is organized by season (autumn, winter, spring, summer). Topics of the activities focus on specific holidays, as well as seasonal interests.

Adolescent Literacy Through the Newspaper - Literacy, Multicultural Education, and Multiple Intelligence Theory
This NAA Foudnation guide provides 10 core activities that deal with culture, which help students to examine themselves in the context of their cultural background. After each of the core activities, the guide provide related activities, some to extend the lesson and others based on the multiple intelligence theory, allowing students to spend time working from their gifts and talents.

All Together Now: Living and Learning in a Multicultural Society
This NAA Foundation teacher guide looks at the role the newspaper can play in developing children’s literacy skills in a multicultural society. The activities are based on accepted education theories about the way children learn and the resources children bring to the learning setting.

Changing Face of America
(KRP) Focuses on America’s minority groups and the contribution they make to our society.

ESL & Spanish Bilingual - Black & Hispanic Heritage,

100 Ways to Use the Newspaper/Bilingual Spanish/English Newspaper Activity Cards
100 bilingual newspaper activity cards for beginner to advanced in all major subject areas plus life skills, character education, and newspaper knowledge.

ESL, The Newspaper and the Classroom
Features that distinguish the activities in this guide as ESL are their sensitivity to diversity; their immersion in American culture; their focus on specific language needs—vocabulary, idioms, sentence structure, paragraphing, rhetorical patterns, nuances within language (e.g., puns, symbols, abbreviations, metaphors, personification, analogy); and their rigorous expectations for students.

Life Skills / English/Spanish - Communication, Consumerism, Education, Finance, Health Care, Nutrition
This bilingual English/Spanish feature discussed life skills in communication, consumerism, education, finances, health care, and nutrition (6 units on each topic, 36 total).

Speaking Of Language
A guide to using the newspaper for English as a second language studies. It contains seven sections, which include Structure, Speaking, Listening Comprehension, Writing, Reading, Culture and Vocabulary. An extensive implementation plan is also included to provide special direction to the second language teacher or tutor.

Most of the Black Heritage & Hispanic Heritage supplements were provided courtesy of the Ford Motor Company Fund in partnership with Hollister Kids and Detroit Newspapers in Education.

Hispanic History & Politics
This bilingual supplement provides an overview of Hispanic history & politics with bios on Hispanic politicians. Hispanic History & Politics Teacher Guide

Hispanic Literature & Storytelling
This bilingual supplement provides bios on Hispanic writers and their influence on literature and storytelling. Hispanic Literature & Storytelling Teacher Guide

Financial Literacy Student Supplements

Entrepreneurship: A Youth Guide to Starting & Operating a Small Business
This supplement, published in partnership with NFTE & NASDAQ, is a how to guide to help youth understand how to start their own business.

Meet Me at the Mall
(KRP) Consumer economics and financial literacy explored in a kids favorite hangout — the mall!.

The Stock Market
This supplement describes the many institutions and activities involved in helping people and companies buy and sell stock. The stock market is not just one market. Some of its institutions are traditional, floor-based stock exchanges, like the New York Stock Exchange, and some are electronic, computer-based markets like The NASDAQ Stock Market. They are all part of "the stock market" that students (and teachers) will come to understand through this supplement
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The Stock Market: What’s All The Shouting About?
(KRP) Helps students understand the Stock Market and give them a chance to “invest” I their own financial future.

Wallet Wisdom Personal Finance Game
Created by a partnership between the Daily Advertiser (LA) and the Louisiana Council for Economic Education, the game is a fun way to teach students the fundamentals of personal finance.

First Amendment

First Things First - First Amendment Guide 
(NAA Foundation) Several studies have demonstrated that Americans lack comprehensive knowledge of the rights guaranteed them by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The goal of the First Things First: Using the Newspaper to Teach the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment activity guide is to provide a tool for teachers to build student awareness and understanding about the First Amendment. Incorporating newspaper activities into the curriculum achieves this goal using each of the five freedoms as the vehicle for instruction.

Freedom — It looks Good on You
This program aimed at students in grades 7-12, is designed to inspire a better understanding and greater appreciation of the First Amendment and its significance in safeguarding our free society.  The supplement has seven objectives: 1) examines the First Amendment in the context of the Bill of Rights and offers an overview of the document; 2) reviews the First Amendment’s five freedoms; 3) identifies nine categories of unprotected speech; 4) highlights First Amendment court decisions; 5) examines the ethics of free expression; 6) explores the First Amendment in our schools; and 7) discusses the need for greater support of the First Amendment in America’s educational system. R
esources are provided by the Illinois First Amendment Center in partnership with the Knight Foundation.

General Educational Development

Newspaper Literacy & General Educational Development
(By Craig Lancto) The newspaper presents students with authentic literature through which they learn about the real world. While students are studying grammar, language arts, social studies, etc., they are becoming familiar with the people and events that are shaping the future.  This guide also provides a section correlated to GED standards and target date activities.

Health, Nutrition, Fitness, Safety, Anti-Drug & Alcohol Awareness

NEW! Focus on Bullying, a 16-page tab comprehensive bullying prevention supplement and program, will assist teachers, administrators, parents and students in developing and implementing a detailed school-wide action plan that strengthens the physical, social, and psychological safety of schools and reduces the incidence of bullying.

Get Focused: Eye Care and Safety Guides & Lessons Using the Newspaper
This web page, provided by VSG, offers several NIE guides and lessons related to eye care and safety and related topics.

Homeland Security, Crime Prevention, Online Safety

Choose to Be Ready – Homeland Security
This supplement, written by the America Prepared Campaign, helps families prepare for all types of emergencies, whether natural or man-made. Families develop a plan, assemble an emergency kit, and become informed about every kind of potential emergency.

Crime Prevention
Created in partnership with the National Crime Prevention Council, this supplement provides tips for students, parents, and teachers on how to keep themselves, their schools and their communities safe from crime.

Cyberbullying Prevention
Created in partnership with the National Crime Prevention Council, this supplement provides tips for students, parents, and teachers
on how to prevent and deal with Cyberbulling online, in school, and in the community.

Get Wise About Wireless: Be Safe, Be Courteous
Created in partnership with the National Crime Prevention Council and The Wireless Foundation, this supplement educates kids and their families about the importance of cell phone safety and responsible use and how to deal with issues like cell-bullying.

Stop • Think • Click
Produced in partnership with the Federal Trade Commission, this supplement provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help students and adults be on guard against Internet fraud, secure their computers, and protect their personal information.

Journalism & Press Freedom

Comic Strips…Newspaper Capers
This resource is organized in categories which include: Comic Strip Understandings, Values and Human Behavior, Social Problems and Issues, Language Arts Foundations and Creative Writing and Development.

Creating a Classroom Newspaper
(NAA Foundation) Provides teachers and students all the guidance they need to create their own classroom newspaper, while developing writing and reading skills.

Glossary of Newspaper Terms

Journalism Web Resources
Online teacher resources for High School Journalism programs.

Let’s Write a Newspaper Story
(Johns Hopkins University) Get your students hooked on writing.  Imagine your students working cooperatively, motivated and staying focused on the task at hand.  They are writing real-world newspaper stories. With this easy-to-follow unit course, you will help students write authentic newspaper stories based on training developed during an educational partnership between the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and the Hammond Elementary School in Laurel, MD.

I Know! I read it in the newspaper!
(KRP) An excellent resource introducing students to the newspaper.

Making the News: The story behind the newspaper
(KRP) From the story idea to your front door: It’s all covered.

N the News
This NAA Foundation journalism guide provides a set of eight curriculum units that encompass lesson plans, subject content, activities and assessment tools for use with the daily newspaper.

News AD Vantage
Contents focus on basic elements of advertisements, analysis of advertisements, ad design, consumerism, career education, social studies and language arts.

Newspaper Journalism
From basic newswriting to creation of summaries, comic strips and advertising, these activities introduce the highest standards for school and classroom newspapers.

Press Ahead!
(NAA Foundation) Press Ahead! is a teaching tool and planning guide for creating a classroom newspaper. It provides background on the different sections and elements of a newspaper.

The Newspaper: A Daily Miracle
This is a hands-on student supplement on journalism and the newspaper business. It covers every aspect and department at the newspaper with a chronology of a newspaper’s day.

Media Literacy

Five Key Questions That Can Change the World - Classroom Activities for Media Literacy
This
media literacy classroom guide from the Center for Media Literacy provides 25 lesson activities base on five key questions that provide the new framework for media literacy.

Mastering the Message
(NAA Foundation) This guide is designed to help students gain control of media messages by analyzing them and then using what they learn to create messages of their own.

Media Literacy Kit
This new Media Lit Kit from the Center for Media Literacy helps organize and promote the importance of teaching this expanded notion of “literacy.” At its core are the basic higher-order critical thinking skills – e.g. knowing how to identify key concepts, how to make connections between multiple ideas, how to ask pertinent questions, formulate a response, identify fallacies – that form the very foundation of both intellectual freedom and the exercising of full citizenship in a democratic society.
Visit the Center for Media Literacy web site at: http://www.medialit.org

Messages & Meaning
(NAA Foundation) The instructional activities in this guide are organized around four units: Accessing, Analyzing, Evaluating, and Communicating Media Messages.  Each activity is identified by the media concept it illustrates with many accompanied by reproducible activity sheets.

Multiple Intelligences

Adolescent Literacy Through the Newspaper - Literacy, Multicultural Education, and Multiple Intelligence Theory
This NAA Foundation guide provides 10 core activities that deal with culture, which help students to examine themselves in the context of their cultural background. After each of the core activities, the guide provide related activities, some to extend the lesson and others based on the multiple intelligence theory, allowing students to spend time working from their gifts and talents.

Touching the Kaleidoscope of Your Mind: Activities for Multiple Intelligences
(NAA Foundation) The newspaper activities in this guide are organized by the seven multiple intelligences identified by Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner.  There are activities for grades K-12.

Art

Art Activities Using the Newspaper

Craft Ideas for Re-Using the Newspaper
Fun craft ideas that can be done with newspapers.

Today’s Newspaper, Tomorrow’s Art
(KRP) Art is everywhere in the newspaper, from the layout to photographs and charts. And you can also make art from the newspaper itself from origami to papier-mâché.

Careers

Career Day Scavenger Hunt

Career Newspaper Web Sites:

The American Society of Newspaper Editors — Newspaper CareerBank

Newspaper Association of America — Newspaper Careers: More Than Writing News

Newspaper Association of America — NewspaperCareers.org

Careers: Piecing Together Your Future
(KRP) This section introduces students to the world of work and shows them the options they have for life after school.

Entering The Workforce - How to get and Keep a Job
(grades 9-12) So students are looking for a new job… Where do they look? What's needed before they apply? What happens in a job interview? Once they get a job… How do they make a good impression? How can they be successful on the job? How do they get along with others? What can they do to move up to a better job? This student supplement gives students simple straightforward suggestions for finding and keeping a job that's right for them.

Mentoring Course Student Supplement from The National Mentoring Partnership
The mentoring relationship is usually between an adult (the mentor) and a teenager (the mentee). The relationship focuses on the teen's needs. Mentors encourage students to reach their goals based on developing a vision of the future. So, wherever students want to go, mentoring can help them get there!

News AD Vantage
Contents focus on basic elements of advertisements, analysis of advertisements, ad design, consumerism, career education, social studies and language arts.

When I Grow Up
Explores the world of work and all the possibilities it holds (KRP, grades K-3).

Who Works at a Newspaper Flyer

Women

Girls Can Lead the Way
(KRP) Girls discover what it takes to be a leader, increase self-confidence and be smart about money.

 

Study Skills & College Preparation

On Course for College
(KRP) Everything a high student needs to know about preparing for college is included in this section — even a freshman-to-senior planning guide spread sheet.

Science Fairs: The Method Behind the Madness
(KRP) Even the brightest kids can struggle with the process of scientific inquiry and preparing for science fairs. This study guide will help that process.

Life Skills

Conflict Resolution
(KRP) This supplement looks at a subject we all know something about: conflict. We experience it often in our everyday lives and probably have many feelings about it. Here’s help dealing with it, in each of us and in the classroom.

Life Skills In The News
This guide provides 76 activities designed to help develop and apply practical living and consumer skills through the use of the newspaper. The four sections of this curriculum guide include Life Essentials, Language and Communication, Lifestyles and Success.

Life Skills - Communication, Consumerism, Education, Finance, Health Care, Nutrition
This bilingual English/Spanish feature discussed life skills in communication, consumerism, education, finances, health care, and nutrition (6 units on each topic, 36 total).

Our Changing World: Keep Up
(KRP) Helps students discover the world around them and shows them how to keep up with all the changes.

The Power of You
(KRP) Teenagers need to know: Don’t underestimate yourself. They have the power to change almost anything — their school, town, state, country or even the world.

Sports

Football Fan Fare
This guide provides educationally sound activities pertaining to the newspaper and the sport of football in the content areas of language arts, social studies, science and mathematics.

Hoops!
Learning is fun when following the game of basketball. This guide is a motivating and relevant guide containing exciting graphics, precise instructions for using the newspaper in the classroom with practical applications for a variety of curriculum areas.

NIE Instructional Calendar:
Provides a subject specific focus for each day of the week with activities for every school day of the month and year: Monday - Language Arts, Tuesday - Social Studies, Wednesday – Math, Thursday – Science, Friday - Thematic for each month with topics of Newspaper Knowledge, Character Education, Critical Thinking, Life Skills, Careers, and Moral Reasoning.

Full Year NIE Instructional Calendar  PDF
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Miscellaneous NIE Resources