In addition to receiving newspapers and access to our E-Edition, The Herald provides in paper and online supplemental curriculum to assist you with classroom activities.
The Kid Scoop Weekly Writing Corner receives many letters each week. Here are some guidelines to give your students a better chance of being published:
1) Keep letters to 25-50 words.
2) Make sure entries are legible.
3) Student's name, grade, school and teacher should be on each entry.
4) Screen for appropriateness. We try to avoid potentially embarrassing entries, but sometimes it's not obvious.
***Teachers should make a note on those entries that are exceptional for a particular student that may not stand out among the many other letters we receive.
Send all entries by deadline date to:
PO Box 930
Everett, WA 98206
The Daily Herald and USA WEEKEND In Education have teamed up to bring you a strategically designed program of free educational materials geared towards middle-school and high-school students. The program comes complete with both Teacher and Student Guides for every Lesson Plan. It integrates Common Core State Standards and provides adaptable lessons for you to use in classrooms over a few days or several weeks. These lessons are designed to be flexible and can be used anytime during the school year, however, we've also included suggested tie-ins to national events that give the lessons additional relevance.
2013-2014 Lesson Plans and Suggested Tie-Ins
Volunteerism - Volunteers Make a Difference
Students will explore the many ways they can impact their local community and beyond. Students will identify leadership traits they possess and how they can contribute to local volunteer organizations. This investigation will culminate in the selection of a volunteer opportunity to participate in and a personal reflection on the experience.
• Tie-In: Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of community service on October 26, 2013
Volunteerism - Teacher Guide
Elections - Election Extra
Students will explore the road to political office. Investigations will include qualifications to run for office, political ideologies and creating a campaign.
• Tie-In: Elections in November
Elections - Teacher's Guide
Multiculturalism - Rooted in Culture
Students will have multiple opportunities to explore their personal cultural identity, as well as to examine how American culture impacts how we think and act. Students will synthesize and apply the self-knowledge they gain.
• Tie-Ins: Women's History Month in January, Black History Month/Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in February and the 2014 Winter Olympics in February
Multiculturalism - Teacher Guide
Financial Literacy - Accounting for your Future
Students will look into the future and identify financial priorities, set a financial goal, explore various financial tools and create action steps to help accomplish their goals.
• Tie-In: Financial Literacy Month in April
Financial Literacy - Teacher Guide
• Engaging, relevant curricula for students
• Easy-to-use lessons with student and teacher editions
• Aligns with Common Core State Standards
• Connects school to the local community
• Utilizes expository text
• Adaptable lessons to fit your schedule
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