Reading Across Missouri Off to a Strong Start

January 8, 2017

 Sixty Missouri newspapers have downloaded the files to publish "Jim the Wonder Dog," our Reading Across Missouri serialized story. Is your newspaper taking advantage of this 8-week series and the opportunity to engage with young readers and families in your community?

"Jim the Wonder Dog" will appeal to readers of all ages and there is no cost to download and publish the story between Jan. 1 and June 30.  You may publish the story in your newspaper or on a secure, password-protected website.

You can learn more about the 13th statewide reading project in this month's Missouri Press News magazine.

 
 

Jim the Wonder Dog story files now available

December 5, 2016

 Newspapers across the country wrote about Jim the Wonder Dog in the 1930s, and now your newspaper can share his incredible story with a new generation of newspaper readers through the 2017 Reading Across Missouri project.

This year marks the 13th year for the state-wide effort to get children across the state inside their community newspapers reading and learning in the new year.

"Jim the Wonder Dog," is an 8-chapter serial about the Llewellin Setter from Marshall, Mo., who amazed everyone with his ability to follow any command, hunt like a champion, and even predict the future. 

Newspapers may download the story files now to publish by visiting mo-nie.com and using download code readmo17. Also there are the Rules for Publication, a promotional ad and a teacher guide.

"Jim the Wonder Dog" is available at no charge to Missouri newspapers through June 2017 thanks to a grant from the Marshall Tourism Commission.

Read the December Missouri Press News magazine for more information. Contact Dawn Kitchell with questions on how to take full advantage of the Reading Across Missouri project in your community.

 

 
 

Be the Resource for Giving Good Books this Holiday

November 28, 2016

 Help your readers give the gift of a good book this holiday season by publishing one or both of the book recommendation columns offered through Missouri Press. 

Novel Ideas offers suggestions on newly-released books for adults. Three books are recommended each month, and your newspaper may publish in any configuration -- recommend one book a week, three a month or a year's worth in one big feature! The November Novel Ideas column and book jackets are available to download at mo-nie.com using download code: novelnov16. To access previous months, just follow the pattern: noveloct16, novelsep16, etc.

The Book Buzz column offers recommendations on three children's books each month -- two picture books and one chapter book for upper elementary. Book Buzz is written in the voice of Newsbee, a reader bee who offers his Picks for best books. Newsbee's December Book Buzz Picks are available to download at mo-nie.com using download code: buzzdec16. To access previous months, just follow the pattern:  buzznov16, buzzoct16, etc.

All of the recommendations in these book columns are newly-released titles, perfect for helping newspaper readers make gift-giving selections.

 
 

Set Sail with Ocean Challenge Live!

November 4, 2016

Don't miss the opportunity to share an exciting new series, Ocean Challenge Live, with your readers! 

This weekend, Rich Wilson, Skipper of the 60-foot yacht, Great American IV, will embark on a solo, non-stop race around the world. This race, named the Vendée Globe 2016, is widely recognized as the ultimate challenge in sailing. The 27-boat fleet will start in France, sail south past the equator into the South Atlantic, east around Africa's Cape of Good Hope, across the Indian and Pacific Oceans, then around treacherous Cape Horn at the Southern tip of South American, and return to France.

This journey of approximately 28,000 miles will be accomplished in about 100 days. Ocean Challenge Live! will follow the Vendée Globe 2016 around-the-world-race from November 2016 through February 2017. Readers of all ages will enjoy following Wilson's progress at sea.

The first feature in the series is available now to download at www.mo-nie.com using the code: vg2016. A new feature will be posted each week. Newspapers may use the features in print or online. A teacher guide is available to post on your website as well.

Email Dawn Kitchell, dawnkitchell@gmail.com, with any questions.

 
 

Share this new Resource with Teachers

November 1, 2016

 Missouri Press has a new classroom resource for you to share with teachers in your community -- a set of newspaper task cards called Newsworthy Moments.

These sets of cards have tasks written on them for students to work on independently with a newspaper. Teachers say task cards are a highly motivating and effective teaching tool that can be used across the curriculum.

The Newsworthy Moments set includes 33 cards, each highlighting a skill measured on Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests. Each card features an elementary and secondary newspaper activity to reinforce or measure mastery of that skill.

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