24 results total, viewing 1 - 20
Lisa Lord will receive the Dave Jones award in February 2015 at the NC Press awards ceremony. She and other Dave Jones award recipients answer the question: What motivates teachers to dedicate time on a regular basis to having students read … more
Dav Pilkey received the Caldecott Honor medal for the book Paperboy, a book I often read aloud at workshops. The boy’s daily routine appears quiet and solitary. He’s running a small business and doing well at it. He gets up early each morning. … more
The Charlotte Observer’s resident cartoonist, Kevin Siers received the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 2014. His selection was based on 20 cartoons on national topics he submitted to the Pulitzer board. An in-depth story written by Mark … more
2014 gives newspapers and schools opportunities to explore the essential question in a democracy, WHY DOES EVERY VOTE MATTER? You’ll find lesson plans on leadership, historic newspapers and other sources about elections on this voting … more
MINI PAGE ARCHIVE Betty Debnam launched the Mini Page in 1969 and created a four-page tab section each week until she sold the feature to Universal Press Syndicate in 2007. The Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina … more
At last year’s International Reading Association (IRA) convention, Doug Fisher spoke about using “collaborative conversations” to transform teaching and learning. Collaborative conversations sound like well-run town hall meetings and the … more
During Women’s History Month in March, read stories in print and online newspapers that highlight the contributions that women make or have made. Conduct activities on voting to mark Law Day, commemorated on May 1. CONTENT on WOMEN Based on your … more
Teachers and parents, Newspaper in Education Week is March 3-7, 2014. NIE WEEK GUIDE Every year, NIE Week presents newspapers with opportunities to serve teachers, parents and young readers in their communities. Teaching guides have encouraged a … more
Students in John Robinson's feature writing class at UNC-CH produced profiles (North Carolinians of Note) for newspapers to publish. The profiles are available on the website: … more
Journalism and books Josh Stearns explains the educational value of newspapers in the home and lists children’s books on newspapers and media, in his story, “What Do Kids’ Books Teach Us About the Future of Journalism?” … more
Have you ever asked individuals who work for newspapers, which teacher(s) inspired their love of reporting or newspapers and what the teachers did that affected them so profoundly? As newspapers prepare for NIE Week, March 3-7, 2014, they should … more
By Sandra Cook, NC NIE A recent newspaper story about Moravian traditions reminded me of the star that my mother hung outside our house each Christmas. I bought the Moravian star during a summer I spent in Old Salem. I was also reminded of Helen … more
Nelson Mandela’s Ideal Spoken words have power. The Nelson Mandela Foundation explains Mandela’s “I am prepared to die” speech and its context, the Rivonia Trial. He was sentenced to 27 years in jail: … more
Newspapers cover holidays and historic events. Thanksgiving is both a holiday and historic event. One NIE professional offered this advice, “Thanksgiving is on students’ minds, so use that to your advantage.” Using news makes teaching and … more
Infographics add details and visual appeal to a news story and newspaper. Infographics include maps, graphs and charts. Maps represent the oldest infographic, dating back to 3800 B.C., according to one source. Close reading of an infographic … more
  “Read like a detective and write like an investigative reporter.” --David Coleman, co-author of the Common Core State Standards.    Newspapers in Education works best when teachers share their efforts with others in their schools and … more
Newspapers provide parents and teachers with seasonal content. Look for signs of Fall in different NC newspapers. Take a tour of NC through its newspapers’ websites found here: Focus on your local … more
November 1 (and the week and month that follow) is celebrated as National Family Literacy Day. The NationalCenter for Family Literacy ( and the Newspaper Association of America Foundation (now … more
Who would you expect to ask this question, “Don’t ANY of you know what’s going ON!? A reporter or editor, a city official, someone who registers voters, a teacher, a parent, a sports fan or a teacher… On October … more
What is the inverted pyramid? It’s a metaphor, for what? “Inverted pyramid” refers to the text structure or the way news stories are organized. The term generally applies to breaking or hard news stories. If written in an inverted pyramid … more
1 | 2 Next »