Hundreds of southwest Virginia teachers have discovered the great value in using The Roanoke Times in their classrooms. No matter what subject you teach, the Newspaper In Education (NIE) program can provide you with classroom subscriptions and exciting educational activity supplements to use with the newspaper.
A great program brings great test results.
Research has shown that on average, students in schools with at least some NIE programs scored 10% better on standardized reading tests than schools with no NIE programs. In schools with a large percentage of low income, minority, or immigrant students, the increase in test scores for those using NIE was as much as 29%. In all cases, the more newspapers used in a school throughout the year, the greater the gain in test scores.
Each month we will feature themed supplements for classroom use. Click below to download the pdfs for the month of May.
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NIE Week 2010
March 1-5, 2010
Critical Thinking Through Core Curriculum: Using Print and Digital Newspapers
Newspaper in Education Week, a program of the Newspaper Association of America Foundation, is observed during the first full school week of March. The goal of NIE Week is to reinforce a positive and relevant lifetime reading habit in students by engaging them with an authentic text – the newspaper. Each year there is a new theme and resource guide.
The 2010 NIE Week teacher’s guide, which is aligned with national learning standards, features a multisubject approach that takes advantage of the wide range of topics covered by newspapers. The guide also provides an opportunity to teach critical thinking skills through subjects that will be vital to students’ success as adults.
Use the menu to the left to choose your instruction level and find out more about the Newspaper In Education program.