Kid-friendly materials using newspapers

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Lesson plans

Please keep in mind that The Foundation offers weekly lesson plans (biweekly in the summer) for teachers who use the newspaper in the classroom.

Teachers can access the materials at www.HSPAfoundation.org/newspaper-education.

HSPA Foundation’s NIE webpage will offer fresh ideas and activities each week.

When schools sign up to receive newspapers in classrooms, please give them the link www.HSPAfoundation.org/newspaper-education to access the free materials, which include Common Core Standards for each activity.

The Indiana State Reading Association and the Indiana Newspaper in Education Foundation provided funding for these materials.

‘Howling for Home’

HSPA Foundation offers a serial story – “Howling for Home” by Joan Carris – for member newspapers to print free.

This 10-chapter story about adopting a dog and all that it means to the dog and family can be reviewed (sample chapter, author study and curricula) at http://ncpressfoundation.org/serial-stories.

In addition to the story, you receive a word count, sidebar, news connection, teaching guide, creative opportunities for students, multiple-choice questions with answers and more.

Indiana newspapers may run the story by signing a contract with the HSPA Foundation. For more information, email Shawn Goldsby at sgoldsby@hspa.com.

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