Yak’s Corner
A print and online children’s news magazine published once each month from September through May for Michigan kids ages 6-13. Each 12-page issue is filled with educational and entertaining stories about places, people and events in Michigan and around the world. The Yak’s Corner online page also includes “Yaktivities” for each issue, a Yak Art Gallery, student writing and more.


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Yak's Corner is a 12-page news magazine for kids ages 6-13 that's filled with stories about Michigan places, events and people. You'll also find news briefs from around the world in "Yakking About the News" and "Kids in the News" lets your students see how kids across the county are making news. "Your Page" is a monthly look at student art or writing. Each issue is written with the objective to engage young readers with informational text that is both educational and entertaining.

Yak’s Corner will be published once each month (9 times) during the school year, which can be accessed in three ways.

  1. 1. All editions will be available on e-editions of the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News (click here to register).
  2. All editions will be available at www.yakscorner.com, along with our roundup of "Yaktivities" based on the content in that month's issue. "Yaktivities" includes two pages of content quizzes, a vocabulary activity and a word search for students and a separate teacher's page that includes an answer sheet and discussion starter. And the teacher's page shows the correlations between the content in each issue with Common Core State Standards.
  3. 3. All editions will be offered in print, delivered at no cost to schools in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties (place your order here)

Need more reasons to add Yak's Corner to your elementary or middle school classroom? Read these comments from teachers and principals.


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Yak's Corner for 05/11/2016

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Yak's Corner Archive


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Yak's Corner will be published monthly September through May during the 2015-2016 school year. Print delivery is offered free to schools in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties that also order free access to Detroit Free Press or Detroit News e-editions. Order here.

Congratulations to all the students who took time to enter the Yak’s Favorite Book Character Contest. We received so many excellent entries. This year, we awarded first through third place awards to 1st-6th grade students. And the winners are:

First-place winners

First grade: Jennifer Barragan, Roberto Clemente Learning Academy, Detroit.
Second grade: Hunter Asbury, City School, Grand Blanc.
Third grade: Medina Mazloum, Kinloch Elementary, Dearborn Heights.
Fourth grade: Anna Staal, West Side Christian School, Grand Rapids.
Fifth grade: Krishna Pedavalli, City School, Grand Blanc.
Sixth grade: Sree Anumolu, Larson Middle School, Troy.

Second-place winners

First grade: Emmanuel Colon, Roberto Clemente Learning Academy, Detroit.
Second grade: Astha Patel, Susick Elementary, Troy.
Third grade: Ava DeOliveira, St. Lawrence School, Utica.
Fourth grade: Kate Bania, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Grosse Pointe Woods.
Fifth grade: Betsy Jorgensen, Sheridan/Ottawa School, Petoskey.
Sixth grade: Alessandra Moscone, Larson Middle School, Troy.

Third-place winners

First grade: Liza Kauffman, West Side Christian School, Grand Rapids.
Second grade: Vivian Li, City School, Grand Blanc.
Third grade: Najah Williams, Roosevelt Primary School, Ferndale.
Fourth grade:Allen Elya, Sheridan/Central School, Petoskey.
Fifth grade: Boi Phui, Susick Elementary, Troy.
Sixth grade: Max Cibor, Van Hoosen Middle School, Rochester.

Honorable Mentions

Third graders Deon Robertson, Dove Academy, Detroit; Leya Chammout and Mariam Nahhal, Kinloch Elementary, Dearborn Heights
Fourth graders Sofie Ancona, Our Lady Star of the Sea Elementary, Grosse Pointe Woods and
Katelyn Knickerbocker, Sheridan/Lincoln School, Petoskey
Fifth graders Farhat Zaman, Dickinson East, Hamtramck, Nehemiah Owens, Brewer Academy, Detroit and Lucy Pund, Jane Addams Elementary, Royal Oak.
Sixth graders Delaney Allen, Van Hoosen Middle School,Rochester;Avery Timm
Petoskey Middle School, Petoskey; and Larson Middle Schoolers Manaal Syed and Emma Carrier of Troy.