Award Winners
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Award Winning Series
Grades 2 to 5
Grades 4 and Up
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The first step to building reading skills is getting kids? attention. This popular section uses the attraction of athletes to engage students, then leads them through the newspaper to strengthen their reading and writing. The section can be used over a week, a month or a whole semester with additional deliveries of newspapers. Many papers have customized with local sports teams, substituting photos of local athletes. Not available in Michigan.

Sample Newspaper Activity
As a class look through today’s newspaper for examples of different kinds of violence. On a separate piece of paper, list them and the section of the paper where you found each. Then rank them. First rank them in order of their importance to everyone in society. Then rank them in order of their importance to YOU.

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Literacy organizations, local sports teams, libraries.