Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Newspapers In Education (NIE)

March 30, 2009

Download newspaper curriculum for your classroom

Here are some free curriculum packets you can download for your classroom. Simply click on the title to download that packet in pdf format. Additional packets can be obtained at www.nieteacher.org/dinie without a username and password.

Depending on your internet connection speed, file download times could take several minutes.

Click on the these packet's title to begin immediate download.

Teachers guide to the historical fiction serialized story "A Familiar Face"

Quickie Ideas for Primary Grades 1-3

Quickie Ideas for Intermediate Grades 4-6

It's NIE for Kindergarten

Skill building activities for Grades K-3.

Preschool Readiness Activities

Readiness activities for preschoolers.

Cars+Math+Newspapers=Learning Fun

A math learning packet for middle/high-school students focusing on want to know about buying, selling and operating a car, etc.

Measuring Up in Mathematics

A work packet designed to create math-literate students who will be well-prepared to live in a future of exciting technological advances. For grades 6-10.

Newspaper Math

Contains activities for grades 4-8.

Fun with Funnies

This packet contains great ideas on how the funnies can be used to teach writing skills and critical thinking. For grades 4-12.

Creating a Classroom Newspaper

Kindergarten to senior high school students become newspaper publishers and work on writing and reading connections.

Hollydays Ideas

Fun Christmas holiday ideas. Grades 4-12.

On the Sidelines

Designed for students who read mostly sports pages, this packet includes a set of learning activities for Language Arts, Social Studie, Math, Science and Supplementary. Grades 5-9.

Social Studies

Activities for grades 4-8.


Activities for grades 4-8.

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Newspapers In Education (NIE)
  • What is Newspapers in Education (NIE)? Our newspaper not only serves as a "news" product, but also is an educational tool. It is the most up-to-date media available in print. It deals with issues from the "real world." Newspapers provide something for every student, increasing motivation, reading skills and test scores. The Independent offers a fresh look at events happening in our community today, as well as world events, from a perspective that makes it easy for children to understand. No textbook can do this as well — or as affordably.

    March 30, 2009

  • NIE APPLE Download newspaper curriculum for your classroom Here is a list of available curriculum materials you can download for your classroom. Click on the title to download.

    Note: Depending on your internet connection speed, file download times could take several minutes.

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    Parade Classroom has partnered with The Independent to offer a host of materials to help support the newspaper's NIE program. All existing tabs will be updated as necessary for the 2011-12 school year, including Election Extra, which has been updated for state and Congressional midterm elections.
    In addition to the above mentioned materials, there will be new in-paper series.

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  • Wanted: Grades K-8 Book Reports We're looking for young readers, from primary through the eighth grade, to review books for The Independent. Reviews will be randonly selected and published each week in the Sunday edition of The Independent. Click Here to download the guideline information and a form to submit your book report.

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