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Missourian in Education

Tuesday 09/16/2014
News Quiz now online

The Missourian In Education News Quiz, a new feature to challenge students' comprehension of news in The Missourian, is now online.

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Friday 09/12/2014
Register Now for 2014 Run to Read

Teachers and librarians, lace up your sneakers and prepare to join Newsbee and other area runners and reading enthusiasts on Saturday, Oct. 11 for the Run to Read. This year Newsbee’s got an offer you can’t turn down: free registration.

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Thursday 09/04/2014
Win Your School an Author/Illustrator visit on Sept. 29

TEACHERS, want to WIN your school a visit from author/illustrator Mike Curato on Sept. 29? His book, "Little Elliot, Big City," is a September Book Buzz Pick!

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Friday 08/22/2014
Ready to Learn? Open Your Missourian

The first ladies are coming back and so are a few more famous Missouri journalists.

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Monday 08/11/2014
Classroom Newspapers Available to Teachers

The Missourian In Education program is taking orders for classroom newspapers for the 2014-2015 school year. Newspapers are provided at no cost to schools, thanks to generous community partners featured on this page.

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Wednesday 07/16/2014
Don't miss our reading event at the Washington Town & Country Fair!

Our summer Missourian In Education Series, "Across the Pond" concluded in the July 12-13 issue of the newspaper. We'll celebrate all that reading at the Washington Town & Country Fair with a special event for young readers at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, in the Family Fun Center.

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Tuesday 05/20/2014
Missourian Photo Scavenger Hunt Contest

We're celebrating National Photo Month by kicking off a summer photo contest for kids ages 9-13. The Missourian Photo Scavenger Hunt is based on a similar contest in the June Book Buzz Pick "Half a Chance," by Cynthia Lord. One winner will receive a camera. Runners up will receive an autographed copy of the book!

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Friday 05/09/2014
Summer Reading Program Coming Soon!

The Missourian's Summer Reading Program will debut in the May 17-18 issue.

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Wednesday 03/26/2014
Union Girl Repeats as Champion in Spelling Bee

Emily Braun is going out on top.

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Friday 03/14/2014
2014 Family Reading Night Huge Success

More than 700 children, parents, grandparents and volunteers attended this year’s Family Reading Night, held on Friday, March 7 at Washington Middle School.

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Saturday 03/01/2014
Give ‘Lily’ a Hero’s Welcome

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.

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Baby Buzz

September Baby Buzz Pick, New Take On Classic Rhyme

With its syncopated rhyme and retro illustrations, “Hickory Dickory Dog,” a new rendition of an old childhood ditty, will win readers over. Time will tick away when reading this Baby Buzz Pick, just chosen as a favorite by parent educators with the Washington School District.

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NEWS QUIZ

Sunday 09/28/2014
News Quiz

Click here to take this week's Missourian In Education News Quiz!

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Congratulations to our Week #2 News Quiz Winner!

Congratulations to Emma K., a sixth-grade student and winner of the Sept. 20-21 weekly Missourian In Education News Quiz! Emma won a $10 gift certificate to Orange Leaf in Washington!

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Thank You

Friday 07/11/2014
Thank You & Testimonials

View Thank You letters from students and Teacher Testimonials from educators who participate in the Missourian In Education program.

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Contact Us

Tuesday 09/30/2014
"Little Elliott" and Mike Curato Visit Wash, MO.
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 9:31 am

Everything was spouting polka dots and cupcakes on Monday when Mike Curato came to Washington on national book tour. Mike delighted all with his debut picture book, “Little Elliot, Big City,” the first in a three book series to feature a small elephant with polka dots that enjoys cupcakes.

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Monday 09/29/2014
Review: "The Iron Trial"
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 11:47 am

In the young adult novel, “The Iron Trial,” by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, the main character, Callum Hunt, starts off his Iron Year as a sad, lonely boy whose insane father has led him to believe that the Magisterium, a school for learning magic, is a dark, evil place.

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Curriculum Resources

Check out what's ahead for Missourian In Education this fall

Click on the PDF to see a week-by-week schedule of youth features and events planned for the Missourian In Education program this fall!

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Tiny Grains of Dust From Way-Way-Outer Space!

Everything around us came from an ancient swirling disk of dust. Our sun, our planet, and the planets of our solar system all formed from the remnants of this disk. Our mountains, our animals, and even us humans came from the sun that formed from this disk. Nobody on Earth has ever handled anything that came from anywhere else.

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Bright Flash on the Moon Leads to a New Crater

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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Search and Rescue Dog will be the Star of January Serial Story

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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NIE Week Curriculum Available

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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Goodnight, Moons?

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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The Science of Space Art

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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Newspaper In Education Institute

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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