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Weekly Writing Corner

“Thank you. Thank you for all that you have done for us this year. The children love, love writing and can’t wait to see what the next writing is every week. I hope some of them will continue to write in the summer and we will definitely write next year although I may be in a different grade next year. Again, thank you, thank you!”

- Patty Rosnick,
Fredericksburg Academy

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Newspapers to the Rescue

This year, Earth Day falls on April 22. With global climate change and extreme weather so much in the news, the newspaper is a great starting place for students to gain the knowledge needed to be guardians of the Earth.

Being Green

Students can do many things to help the Earth be healthier, cleaner and greener. Encourage your students to care for the Earth by saving energy and resources such as water. Use the newspaper as a resource to help your students make a list of ways they can help - remember that little things can make a substantial difference when collected together.

Local Levels

Discuss with your students the natural resources that are abundant in your area. Look through the newspaper to find articles and ads related to these resources. Are there shortages or surpluses of these materials? How will their supply affect the economy of the area? Will that directly impact the students?


Lesson Ideas

Teacher Scoop

Newspaper lesson plans that motivate your students! Great lesson ideas and activities here!

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Common Core Standards

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.

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Next on Kid Scoop

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Weekly Writing Corner Prompts

Kid Scoop makes the reading-writing connection. Each week, Kid Scoop provides a writing prompt on the page called Write ON! Find out about upcoming topics and guidelines for submissions to your local newspaper.

WWC Submissions

View stories sent in from schools.

Weekly Writing Corner Certificate

Students thrive on encouragement. And what better way to encourage a budding writer than with a Certificate of Appreciation. If your student has a letter published on the Kid Scoop page, simply download the Kid Scoop Congratulations certificate, add the students name and present them with their award. Download the PDF.

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