Constitution Day is September 17. Don't miss this great free feature!

September 16, 2014

 How well do you know your U.S. Constitution? Test your I.Q. along with your readers with a new feature that offers 18 questions about our nation's founding document.  Drive readers through your newspaper to find the answers on the companion feature that you publish IN THE SAME ISSUE.

Readers young -- and older -- will benefit from a Constitution Day civic lesson on or near Sept. 17. In addition to the Constitution Quiz, MPA has four archived features created in partnership with The Missouri Bar.

To download the Constitution Quiz and answers feature, or any of the archived features, use download code: constitution.

 
 

Promote "Lift Off to Literacy" on or near Sept. 8

August 20, 2014

Sept. 8 is International Literacy Day, established in 1965 to focus attention on worldwide literacy needs. More than 780 million of the world's a dults do not know how to read or write, and more than 94 million children lack access to education.

Missouri Press has joined a national effort by the International Reading Association and NASA to encourage kids to devote an additional 60 seconds a day to literacy activities. MPA has created a feature that promotes using the newspaper to improve literacy skills for children of all ages. 

To download the feature, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: literacyday.

 
 

Teacher resource for Using Newspaper to Teach Language Arts Available

August 14, 2014

 The teaching resource, "Using the Newspaper to Meet Langauge Arts Standards" has been updated and is available now for download. Newspapers are encouraged to promote this resource to local teachers. Copy and distribute or upload to your website.

The 28-page teacher guide offers newspaper-based K-12 classroom activities that teach the language arts skill of the Missouri Learning Standards.

Download code: standards14

 
 

Great Resources Ahead for Missouri Newspapers

August 8, 2014

 Summer is winding down and back-to-school stories are hitting your newspapers. Do your fall plans include reaching out to young readers in your community? Missouri Press has just released another calendar of great resources that will help you reach and teach readers young -- and older -- inside your newspaper. Our first new feature celebrates International Literacy Day on September 8. Check out the calendar HERE!
 
 

Getting Started with NIE Workshop July 17

June 12, 2014

 With the anniversary to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, World War I commemorations, the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in November, and more, this coming school year will be another great year for reaching out to young readers in your community.

Now is the time to start planning and Missouri Press would like to help.

If you would like to start a Newspaper In Education partnership with your schools or have a new staff person who needs a little help, we've got a training for you. We will offer a Newspaper In Education Basics workshop on Thursday, July 17 at the MPA office in Columbia.

This workshop will introduce Newspaper In Education, the goals, outcomes and how to get started. We'll share resources available to your newspaper at no cost from Missouri Press.

This NIE Basics workshop will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17. We've made it easy to commute in and out in one workday. We'll even provide lunch. There is no cost to attend but seating is limited so contact Dawn Kitchell to register your newspaper today at dawn.kitchell@gmail.com or (636)932-4301.

 
 



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2014 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

An alphabetical resource guide to all of the newspapers in the state of Missouri. $45.00

 

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