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Back by popular demand: Writers Speak to Kids

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Lobsters - Home

Welcome to the 'hood: lobsters battle it out with their new neighbors.

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Sweden celebrates 200 years of peace

Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

Archive of Geography quizzes


Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

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The Green Room: Conservation for the Classroom offers lessons from the National Wildlife Federation to educate and inspire people to protect wildlife and wildlife habitat

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Today's word: structured
Definition: Having a well-defined structure or organization; highly organized.
NASA's Space Place is a monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students
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NIE Special Report

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Children's book authors share their writing experience to help students learn more about the craft and techniques of creative writing.

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Become a Wildlife Watch Treasure Hunter

National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Watch is a national, nature-watching program created for people of all ages. Through the program, you’ll gain first hand experience with plants and animals in their natural environment and share details that help National Wildlife Federation track the health and behavior of wildlife and plant species nationwide. In return, the Wildlife Watch website keeps you up-to-date on wildlife news and facts, and new ideas for attracting wildlife to your backyard and community.

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Sweden celebrates 200 years of peace

Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

Archive of Geography quizzes

Fatal police shooting of unarmed teen focuses national attention on Ferguson, Missouri

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



Heavier Rainfall? Not Your Imagination

Discussion prompts & video archive.

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The Cartoons for the Classroom Caption Contest will return in September!

This week's lesson:

Do 'combat police' create respect or fear?

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

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Lobsters - Home

Welcome to the 'hood: lobsters battle it out with their new neighbors.
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-- Aug 20, 2014



This week's word in the news: STRUCTURED

DEFINITION:
Having a well-defined structure or organization; highly organized.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The school environment is highly structured, with a focus on safety and high behavioral standards.
The Denver Post -- 08/18/2014


Resources for the K-3 crowd

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Kid Scoop Teachers
Find new ideas to use the newspaper to teach across the curriculum. Lesson ideas for both print and e-edition newspapers!


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Tips for helping your child succeed in school and life, fun educational activities, recipes, crafts, book reviews and more.


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Kid Scoop
A multi-media education program that brings interactive educational pages, online learning games, comprehension and vocabulary activities, video, web-quest resources, family involvement activities and more!


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Kid Scoop Lesson Library
Lessons Ideas for using the e-edition and print edition of the newspaper in the classroom.


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Learn what's featured on the Kid Scoop page in the coming weeks.


How to Draw
Kid Scoop’s own artist, Jeff Schinkel, shows you how to draw things with step-by-step directions.


Just Plain Weird
Strange stories and amazing facts from Kid Scoop!