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Welcome to Newspapers in Education!

Newspapers in Education is a program that promotes literacy through the use of the newspaper as an instructional aid in the classroom. The Portales News-Tribune partners with educators and local businesses to provide classroom copies for local and area teachers to use as a teaching tool at no cost to the schools or the teachers. We can help diminish the battle of illiteracy one classroom at a time.

For more information or to order classroom copies or curriculum guides e-mail Lynn Berry at lberry@cnjonline.com or call 575-769-1996.


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Resources to help you put the Portales News-Tribune to work in your classroom

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

This week's lesson:

GOP leaders run from Palin proposal

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Archive of past lessons
Teacher comments


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


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Daily Science Webcasts


Kaqchikel - Philosophy

In a Guatemalan school, teachers strive to educate children of their Kaqchikel heritage.
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-- Aug 1, 2014



Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:


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.

Click here to join the hunt today!

NIE Special Report

Back by popular demand

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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Colorado River drying up at alarming rate

Discussion prompts & video archive.



Mexico restricts soft drink TV ads to fight obesity

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Federal agency warns about health risk of Alert Energy and other pure caffeine products

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive




This week's word in the news: FRACKING

DEFINITION:
An abbreviated and altered term for hydraulic fracturing, which is the process of injecting a high-pressure fluid (usually water mixed with sand and “trade secret” chemicals) into subterranean rocks to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A new campaign ad that features the "Flat Earth Discussion Group," cheese by-products and a man with a sock puppet takes a humorous look at Colorado's fracking battle, but some voters aren't laughing.
The Denver Post -- 07/28/2014