The Times-News Newspaper in Education program provides print and electronic replica editions (e-editions) of the newspaper at a reduced rate for use in Alamance County (N.C.) area classrooms. Teachers from elementary to high school use the newspaper as a tool for increasing test scores, improving reading comprehension skills, and helping students experience history as it happens.

STEM – Special Feature

Link to STEM Section

Mini Page Topics
MINI PAGE TEACHER GUIDES: Standards-based activities that accompany each issue are now available online. Click bbs.amuniversal.com/teaching_guides.html to find specific activities related to every topic.

Aug. 21
Meet Cece Bell
The Mini Page shares the Newbery and Caldecott Honor Book Award winners and talks with Cece Bell, author and illustrator of “El Deafo.”

Aug. 28
Ways We’re Alike
As school gets started, an important part of getting along is finding common ground. The Mini Page shares some ideas about being kind, helping out new students, and finding things we share with others.

Sept. 4
A Honey of a Bee
September is National Honey Month. The Mini Page talked with an expert on honeybees at Texas A&M University to find out how this sweet treat is made and more about the bees’ lives.

Sept. 11
Fun With Math
Did you think math couldn’t be fun? Math is used in all sorts of different ways in many parts of our lives. Get students excited about math with these engaging puzzles.

Sept. 18
Good Citizens
Sept. 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. But what does it mean to be a citizen? The Mini Page explores the meaning of citizenship with some ideas about how to be involved and active in our society and government.

Sept. 25
Habla Usted Español?
Do you speak Spanish? The Mini Page celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a beginner’s guide to Spanish.

Oct. 2
Animal Secrets
The Mini Page works with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History to share some fascinating animal secrets, answering questions such as “Where does a chipmunk sleep”? and “How do mother bats find their babies in a dark cave?”

Oct. 9
Fire Prevention Week
The National Fire Protection Association is focusing on smoke alarms in bedrooms for this year’s Fire Prevention Week. The Mini Page will educate readers about safe practices and escaping from fires.

NEW! “Mini Page” Quiz, aligned with Common Core

The NC Press Foundation provides a weekly quiz you can use with the “Mini Page.” It is aligned with the Common Core. Download it here each week (archived copies of the quiz also available). http://ncpressfoundation.org/how-news-connects


Click here for an archive of past issues of the Mini Page