Get your paws on free serial story, art


A serial story available to print free for HSPA members includes templates, art and education materials to share with area teachers.

The story offers an easy way for educators to incorporate the newspaper in the classroom.

Indiana newspapers may run a free serial story by signing a contract with the HSPA Foundation.

For more information, email Shawn Goldsby at

“Howling for Home” by Joan Carris is a 10-chapter story about adopting a dog and all that it means to the dog and family.

The materials featured with the story include ads that newspapers can use to promote it ahead of its run and order forms for teachers to request copies of the paper.

Review a sample chapter, author study and curricula at http://ncpress

In addition, newspapers receive a word count, sidebars, news connection pieces, teaching guide to share with educators, creative opportunities for students, multiple-choice questions with answers and more.

This story is available to use through August 2014. The Indiana State Reading Association and the Indiana Newspaper in Education Foundation provided funding.