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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.
The Missourian has delivered a new resource, “Using the Newspaper to Meet Common Core Standards” to K-12 classroom teachers area schools.
A summer of reading will pay off at 5 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 8 when young readers will head to the Washington Town & Country Fair for The Missourian's annual Reader Recognition Night.
Whether you have travel plans for this summer or not, The Missourian is treating all of its readers to a trip, of sorts, around the world, and you won’t even have to pack a bag or find your passport.
Students from 36 Franklin and Warren County schools vied for “Top Speller” honors at The Bee, the third annual regional spelling competition organized by The Missourian.
Union Middle School seventh-grade student Emily Braun competed against 36 other school spelling bee champions to win The Bee, The Missourian's regional spelling competition held Saturday, April 20. Garrick Ogle, a sixth-grade student at Marthasville Elementary was Runner Up.
April 22 is Earth Day and Missourian In Education is celebrating by teaching readers -- young and older -- about the Missouri River.
Missourian In Education teachers who receive classroom newspapers through our program must complete an annual Newspaper In Education Affidavit Form. These forms are required during the Alliance for Audited Media's yearly review of the Missourian In Education program. Affidavits verify that classroom newspapers were requested and received and were used as part of an educational program. Click on the accompanying link to access this year's Missourian In Education Affidavit Form.
Students from 39 area schools will compete in The Bee, a regional spelling competition organized by The Missourian, on Saturday, April 20, at East Central College in Union.
A new gardening series, Amazing Soil, began in the March 9-10 edition of The Missourian. The weekly Newspaper In Education features teach young readers about soil, raised bed gardening, germinating seeds, composting, insects, organic gardening, and conservation. Each feature provides information for readers of all ages and activities for smaller green thumbs.
Join in the fun—all rhyme—all the time in Marc Brown’s “Playtime Rhymes: A Treasury for Families to Learn and Play Together,” the November Baby Buzz Pick chosen by Parent Educators with the Washington School District.
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.
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.
Each unit contains two lessons for middle- and high-school students, along with extension activities for elementary students. Units are organized as follows:
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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.
When Earth was very, very young, scientists are pretty sure it did not have a moon at all. Then along came a huge object—perhaps the size of Mars. This object slammed into Earth and knocked a huge amount of rocks, rubble, and dust into space. Earth’s gravity kept this stuff from traveling far, though. Instead, the rubble went into orbit around Earth. Before long, the rubble started to glom together into larger and larger chunks.
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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.
Many of these images were made by capturing light that is not even visible to humans. We see only a very tiny portion of the huge range of light that is all around us. There are far more “colors” we cannot see than colors we can see.
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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.
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. All resources may be copied for classroom use or for homework assignments.
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