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2010-2011 Newspapers in Education Winners
Case Drurey 1st Place State Winner
West Carroll Parish Oak Grove Elementary
Kindergarten Teacher: Kathy O'Neal

Trace O'Neal  1st Place Regional Winner
West Carroll Parish Oak Grove Elementary
2nd Grade Teacher: Callie Bruce

Judges: The News-Star


2009-2010
NELRC Chairperson: Hugh Posey
Louisiana Reading Association
State Judges include Editor Kathy Spurlock of the News-Star in Monroe and her staff.
State Committee Members: Dannie Rushing, Judy Broussard, Amy Heirs, Evelyn Huckaby, Melissa Clevenger

All entries must be submitted to local council for participation in NIE contest. email: mrsoneal@yahoo.com for more information

Northeast Louisiana Reading Council
NIE Chairperson: Melissa Clevenger
Committee Members: Dannie Rushing, Melissa Clevenger, Kathy Spurlock

Table of Contents:
I. NELRC Regional Winners for NIE Contest
II. Goals of NIE
III. NIE Report March 2007
IV. NIE Contest Forms
V. NIE Exemplary Teacher of the Year Form

A Newspaper in Education powerpoint presentation is available here to download and use in schools for teacher training in NIE or other useful purposes to educators or families:

I. NELRC Regional Winners for NIE Contest
A. 2006-2007
The Louisiana Reading Association, Northeast Louisiana Reading Council,† and The News-Star announce the regional winners for the Newspapers in Education Contest for 2006-2007.

Newspapers in Education
www.nelareading.org
see newspaper in education (NIE)

NIE Regional Awards will be presented on
Saturday, April 21, 2007
At 10:00 AM
Biedenharn Museum
Forsythe Ave.
Monroe, Louisiana


B. 2005-2006 Winners:
Regional 1st Place Winner: Sponsored by the NERLC and the NewsStar Kindergarten-Alphabet Picture Book, Gracie Deere, Oak Grove Elementary, West Carroll Parish, Teacher Shana Sims
C. 2005-2006 LRA State Winner
Gracie Deere also won 1st place for the Louisiana Reading Association's NIE Awards.

II. Goals of the Northeast Louisiana Reading Council and the Louisiana Reading Association for NIE:
1. Develop and implement Newspaper in Education curriculum for classroom use in English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Geography, and Family Involvement.

2. Develop and promote Newspaper in Education content for students in
Grades K-12.

3. Recognize an exemplary teacher in the state that uses the newspaper to teach and promote literacy in the classroom.

4. Promote Newspaper in Education Week (last week in March)and disseminate the necessary information to Councils in September for a successful campaign.

5. Contact major local and state newspapers for activities/and/or support of the NLRC and LRA Newspaper in Education.

Powerpoint Presentation
Newspaper in Education Week
Last full week in March

III. Louisiana Reading Association
Newspaper in Education
March 2007 Report

The Newspaper in Education Committee has established a strong program by utilizing area NIE coordinators from newspapers across the state. These ladies have worked diligently to pull together resources for educators and share the information. They initiate workshops and specific training, provide free newspapers and other resources, create curriculum correlated to the GLEs as mandated by the Louisiana Department of Education, promote NIE Week the last week of March, judge an NIE contest for grades K-12 that promotes literacy, and select an Exemplary NIE Teacher of the Year. According to area newspapers, the NIE program in Louisiana affects over 500 educators.
Our objectives for the upcoming year include:
1. Determine how many school districts and schools participate in the NIE program.
2. Provide curriculum specially prepared for NIE Week available from IRA and evaluate the materials according to Louisiana Comprehensive Curriculum and GLEs.
3. Recognize the organizations that cooperate in carrying out the NIE programs.
4. Compile documentation of special activities of NIE for the LRAís Award of Excellence.

Respectfully submitted,
Kathy Simmons OíNeal
Newspaper in Education Chairperson
2006-2007

IV. Newspapers in Education Contest
Louisiana Reading Association
www.lareading.org
K-4th grades (page 1)
All entries must be submitted to a local reading council postmarked by April 15th. The local council postmarks to LRA by April 30th.
Local Council Name:______________________________Councilís #: ________
Councilís NIE Chairperson Person:________________LRA #:______IRA#______
NIE Contest School Coordinator:____________________________

*All entries must be the studentís original copy. Keep a copy for your records.

Grade:† Pre-K Ė Kindergarten Alphabet Picture Book
Scrapbook should not exceed 10 Ĺ X 13 12 in size. All work should come from the newspaper.
Using pictures from the newspaper, match each letter of the alphabet.
Illustrate each letter of the alphabet using one picture from the newspaper (only).
Judging: originality, creativity

Grade: 1 Alphabet Word Scrapbook
† Scrapbook should not exceed 10 Ĺ X 13 Ĺ in size.
Using words cut from the newspaper, match each word to a letter of the alphabet.
Illustrate each letter of the alphabet using words and pictures from the newspaper (only).
On each page, write a sentence using one of the words. Underline the word used.
Age appropriate spelling will be considered.
Judging: originality, creativity

Grade: 2 My Favorite Meal
Use grocery store advertisements from the newspaper to illustrate your favorite meal.
Write a paragraph explaining what the meal is and why it is your favorite.

Judging: Originality, creativity, neatness, spelling, grammar, and sentence structure will be considered.

Grade: 3 News Article: Whatís going on in my 3rd grade classroom?
Minimum of 100 words/Maximum 200 words.
Words must be counted and number placed in upper right hand corner of paper.
Article must be neatly written.
Spelling and grammar will be considered.

Judging: Originality, creativity, neatness, spelling, grammar,.

Grade: 4 Advertise a Product
Find out cost of advertising in local paper.
Figure cost. List on a separate sheet of paper. Attach to essay.
Ad must include an essay of not more than 150 words on why student chose this product.

Judging: Originality, creativity, neatness, spelling, grammar, and sentence structure will be considered


5th-12th grades (page 2)
All entries must be submitted to Local Council postmarked by April 15th. Local Council postmarks to LRA by April 30th.
Local Council Name:______________________________Councilís #: ________
Councilís NIE Chairperson Person:________________LRA #:______IRA#______
NIE Contest School Coordinator:____________________________

*All entries must be the studentís original. Keep a copy for your records. Thank you!

Grade: 5 Design a Political Cartoon Strip
Comic strip must have a minimum of 4 frames, a creative title, and a clear message.
Comic strip must be submitted on a sheet of 8 Ĺ X 11 sheet of paper.
Comic strip must focus on a current event: world and/or state

Judging: Originality, creativity, neatness, spelling, grammar, varied dialect accepted.

Grade: 6 Research and Write
Write a news article on a current event.
Minimum: 200 words† Maximum: 400 words
Place the number of words in the upper right hand corner of paper.

Judging: Interest of story, originality, newspaper format, neatness, sentence structure, spelling, grammar.


Grade: 7 Special Interest Reporter for† a Day
Student must write a special interest story based on an interview.
The story must be typed in newspaper format.
The story must not exceed 750 words with a minimum of 600.
Indicate the number of words in the upper right hand corner of the story.

Judging: Interest of story, originality, newspaper format expectations, story considered for publication, spelling and grammar.

Grade: 8 Special Interest Reporter for† a Day
Student must write a special interest story based on an interview.
The story must be typed in newspaper format.
The story must not exceed 750 words with a minimum of 600.
Indicate the number of words in the upper right hand corner of the story.

Judging: Interest of story, newspaper format, story considered for publication, spelling and grammar.

Grades: 9-12 Opinions on Relevant Events
Students must write a letter stating their opinion on a relevant event in their local area, national, or international concern that they have read about in the newspaper.

Judging: Interest of letter, newspaper format, story considered for publication, spelling, and grammar.


Newspapers in Education
Contest Entry Form
Louisiana Reading Association
www.lareading.org

Local Council Name: _____Northeast Louisiana Reading Council_______________________
Contact Person: ___Melissa Clevenger_________________Phone: __News-Star Newspaper
Local Council #_____21480_______LRA #___N/A________ IRA #____N/A_______
Parish/District: __________________________

Each school system and/or Special Interest may only submit one winner per grade level to a local reading council postmarked by April 15th.

The local council (only council entries-individual schools will not be accepted) entries are due to LRA postmarked by April 30th.
Mail to: NIE Contest, Lisa Patterson, The News-Star, 411 North 4th St., Monroe, LA 71201
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TO TEACHERS:
*All entries must be the studentís original work (no copies)
Place entry as the first page and then staple this as last page.
Keep a copy for your records. Thank you!

Turn in to NIE School Coordinator by: _____________
*School NIE Contest Coordinatorís Signature:________________

Grade Level: _____ Category Heading :____________________

Studentís Name Printed: _______________________________
*Studentís Signature: _______________________
*Parentís Signature: ________________________ Date: _______

*Teacherís Name: _________________________Date: ________
School: ________________________ Phone: _______________
Address: ______________________
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*Principalís Signature: ____________________Date: __________


V. NIE Exemplary Teacher of the Year Award
Newspapers in Education
Exemplary NIE Teacher Award Form
Louisiana Reading Association
www.lareading.org

Exemplary NIE Teacher Award
Complete this form with teacherís name, school, and parish and provide documentation. Must include the teacherís local reading council, LRA, and IRA membership numbers for 2 consecutive years. Include a description of the program utilized by the teacher that uses the newspaper to foster good reading habits. Include documentation with pictures, news articles, and/or studentsí work. Must be postmarked by April 15th to a local reading council. The local council must postmark the form to LRA by April 30th.†  For excellent activities see: Use Newspapers in the Classroom, NIE Week Activities, or other available information on www.lareading.org website on NIE web page or www.reading.org or www.naa.org.
Contact: Judy H. Broussard, Literacy Coordinator, Partners in Literacy Project, The Daily Advertiser/Daily World, 1100 Bertrand Dr., Lafayette, LA 70506-4110† † (337)289-6492†  Fax: (337) 289-6459 JBroussa@smgpo.gannett.com
Teacherís Name: ______________________________________________
School:______________________________________________________
Parish/District: _______________________________________________
Local Reading Council Name:_____________________________________† Council #:____________________
Louisiana Reading Association #:__________________________________
International Reading Association #: _______________________________
Councilís Membership Director or Presidentís signature for verification of 2 consecutive years of membership: __________________________________________Title:________________

Description of the program utilized by the teacher that uses the newspaper to foster good reading habits. Attach documentation with pictures, news articles, and/or studentsí work.



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Free Newspapers in Education Workshop
Saturday, January 21, 2006

ULM Library Ė 7th Floor

K-5th grade- 8:30-12:00 noon

6th-12th grades 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Judy Broussard
Literacy Coordinator for Gannett Newspapers in South Louisiana and retired teacher with 20 years of classroom experience will present grade and subject appropriate activities for incorporating newspapers across the curriculum

Guest speaker- Dee Scallan, local Montessori teacher of 26 years and author of Crawfish Tales and Daniel Myers, third grade book illustrator

ďInteractive Reading with Moby Pincher, the giant crawfishĒ

ďHow to PublishĒ by Dee Scallan for the 6th-12th grade group

Part of Accelerated Reading Comprehension Program

& Comprehensive Curriculum

Follow-up: Incorporating newspapers by Judy Broussard

Sponsored by

To sign up: email dkirby@thenewsstar.com with your name, school name, parish, grade level, subject area and contact information including telephone and email address.

For questions or further information contact

David Kirby (The News-Star) 318-362-0304
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† †  The NELRC's Fall Meeting on Saturday, December 17, 2006, focused on Newspaper in Education with Mrs. Patricia Mason-Guillory, past NIE Chairperson for the LRA. As the Ttile I Coordinator for Parental Involvement for St. Landry Parish and an advocate for using newspapers in education, she presented many useful and practical activities that supported effective reading instruction utilizing newspapers. The participants left with many, many supporting materials from Mrs. Guillory and numerous newspaper giveaways from The Times Picayune Newspaper of New Orleans, The Advocate Newspaper in Baton Rouge, The Daily Advertiser Newspaper in Lafayette, and several other south Louisiana newspapers. We truly appreciate their support in north Louisiana as well.
† † † The NELRC's program began with a Cajun Christmas flavor with Mrs. Alisa Munn, a fourth grade teacher from Kiroli Elementary, who read the Cajun Night Before Christmas. Several doorprizes were given away also.
† †  The meeting provided an opportunity to network with other educators and encourage the use of newspapers in the classroom as specified by the Comprehensive Curriculum and GLEs. Those present entered the workshop empty handed and left with an armful of excellent educational goodies for classroom use with the children.



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