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More than 700 children, parents, grandparents and volunteers attended this year’s Family Reading Night, held on Friday, March 7 at Washington Middle School.
It’s been nearly three years since an F-5 tornado hit Joplin May 22, 2011, and destroyed much of the town. It was the deadliest tornado to hit the United States since 1947, and there were many stories of loss and sadness.
Taking a photo with a cell-phone camera and forwarding it to friends is something most teens (adults too) think very little about — snap, click, send!
The students in Karen Brinkmann’s fifth-grade class at Beaufort Elementary cheer for a lot of things. Monday it was the newspaper.
A creative dog portrait will win one young artist and his or her school a visit from Lily, the search and rescue dog who stars in “Lily’s Story,” the newspaper serial by Carolyn Mueller, now appearing weekly in The Missourian.
The Missourian joins newspapers across the state this month in the Reading Across Missouri campaign, a Newspaper In Education effort to encourage children to read and learn inside their community newspaper.
The Study Guide to The Bee, a special section filled with puzzles, trivia, activities and other fun spelling information as well as the Official Word List for the 2014 regional spelling competition will be included in the Jan. 11/12 issue of The Missourian.
"Lily's Story" is coming to The Missourian beginning in the Jan. 11-12 issue of the newspaper. This new 8-chapter serial is a story of hope and hometown heroes, celebrating the courageous spirit of a very special dog.
More than 150 people, including 99 runners, turned out in support of youth literacy for the 8th annual Run to Read on Saturday, Oct. 12. The event began and ended at Washington Public Library and included a 5K loop around downtown, a 1-mile story stroll and a Baby Buzz Dash.
Meghan McCarthy will headline the 8th annual Run to Read on Saturday, Oct. 12. The event, organized by The Missourian and the YMCA, will begin at 8 a.m. at the Washington Public Library.
If you’ve ever sung “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” to a child, you know how much youngsters enjoy hearing the sounds that animals make. A new book offers even more opportunities to give voice to honks, clucks and hee-haws.
No matter what the time of day or night, you'll find Chris Stuckenschneider paging through the latest novel or immersed in a stack of picture books for Book Buzz consideration. A longtime literacy advocate, Chris will keep you in the know about books. Page on with The Missourian's book editor--news, reviews and more for book lovers of all ages. To read her blog entries, click HERE.
On March 17th, 2013, a meteor the size of a small boulder traveling over 70 times the speed of a bullet crashed into the surface of the Moon. It created an explosion so bright that it could be seen from Earth—without a telescope! Scientists think that the force of the explosion was the same as about 5 tons of dynamite going off all at once.
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Lilly, a search and rescue dog from Joplin, will be the star of the Reading Across Missouri project slated to appear in The Missourian beginning in the Jan. 11-12, 2014, issue. Joplin Globe reporter Scott Meeker shares the duo's story in a feature on the Weimaraner and her owner, Tara Prosser, in a feature you can read on the newspaper's website.
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This year, the American Press Institute (formerly the Newspaper Association of America Foundation) has partnered with the Newseum on the annual curriculum. API has been creating Newspaper In Education Week curriculum for more than 25 years.
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Go outside when the Moon is full. Look up and imagine you see two Moons, instead of one. Some scientists think that long ago Earth may have had two Moons.
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You may have seen colorful, eye-popping space images in books or on NASA websites. There are beautiful spiral galaxies that shine in pinks and blues; glowing green and yellow clouds with great white-tipped columns; or the radiant leftovers of exploded stars that may look like an eye or a spider.
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Our membership to the Newspaper In Education Institute provides local educators access to more than 300 instructional resources, including teacher guides, student supplements, character education materials, numerous subject-specific resources, video & audio teacher training modules, and the popular NIE Instructional Calendar.
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