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NIE Lesson Plans

The A Section: It´s not just for current events any more!
The section provides a multitude of opportunities to teach your students critical thinking skills such as differentiating between fact and opinion, understanding bias, problem-solving, and decision-making.


Wayne Sampson, a teacher at New Smyrna Beach High School, writes up lesson plan for students, Thursday, September 12 ,2002. (Photo: N-J/Roger Simms)

Keys to Success
Activities Listed by month, this page offers comprehensive, standards-based learning activities for students in the areas of Reading, Writing, Math and Career Exploration.

The Mini-Page
Each Monday The News-Journal publishes Betty Debnam´s syndicated feature, The Mini-Page -- a full page of activities and information revolving around a theme of interest to students. Parents, teachers and students use The Mini-Page as an integral part of student learning activities.

Write What's Right
The beloved Dr. Seuss was born March 2, 1904. To celebrate, schools and families all over America are encouraged to spend March 2 enjoying the books of Dr. Seuss. Newspapers In Education Week is also celebrated in March. We have a list of activities to help you tie these two fun reading events together. We hope you have a great time!

Stetson Lesson Plans

Business Entrepreneurs
Comic Strip Creations
Compound Words
Conversion Celsius and Fahrenheit
Coordinates on a Grid
Creating a personal calendar
Estimation Activity
Exploring Diversity
Follow the Clue/Find the Story
Jeopardy Game
Language Arts and Social Studies
Letter to the Editor
Math Grids
Needs versus Wants
Parts of Speech
Pay Day
Persuasive Writing
Plan a Fun Day
Picture This
Sampling Italian Foods
Spending Money
Using the NEWS
Using the Newspaper
You´re the Reporter