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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Constitution Day is Sept. 17! Remind your readers!

September 12, 2016

 Once a year, on Sept. 17, we remind students -- and readers -- about the importance of the United States Constitution to our country.

This year, in partnership with The Missouri Bar, we have created a new feature that recognizes the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court case of Miranda v. Arizona. This case established that the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitutions gives a person questioned by law enforcement the right to remain silent.

Publish the Miranda Rights feature on or around Sept. 17, or use one of the many features we have archived that teach about the U.S. Constitution. To download the feature on Miranda Rights, visit mo-nie.com and use code: miranda16. To download any of our other Constitution features, use code: constitution.

 
 

New Feature Added to Vote Missouri Series

September 8, 2016

 With just a little more than eight weeks until Election Day, help educate voters, young and older, about voting in Missouri by publishing any or all of MPA's "Vote Missouri" election series.

A new feature on choosing Missouri's judges has just been added to the collection, which includes features on the history of voting in Missouri and the elected offices of Auditor, Representative, Senator, Attorney General, Electoral College, Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State and Treasurer.

To access the features, visit mo-nie.com and use the download code: votemo.

 
 



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