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
Write a Valentine’s Day message to someone you love or like a lot.
Deadline: January 30
Publication Date: February 13
Describe a situation in which you showed courage.
Deadline: February 6
Publication Date: February 20
Write a sentence where all or most of the words start with the first letter of your first name. Use you name in the sentence.
Example: William writes words wonderfully.
Deadline: February 13
Publication Date: February 27
Describe yourself in three sentences. Each sentence must contain a simile.
Example: I run as fast as a cheetah. I am as tall as a tree. I am as sweet as apple pie.
Deadline: February 20
Publication Date: March 6
If you could plan a field trip for your class, where would you like to go? Why?
Deadline: February 27
Publication Date: March 13
Write a poem about spring in 10 lines or less.
Deadline: March 6
Publication Date: March 20
Describe a situation in which you used good judgment.
Deadline: March 13
Publication Date: March 27
Think about a time when you really did “laugh out loud.” What happened that was so funny? Include who, what, where and when.
Deadline: March 20
Publication Date: April 3
Do you think school uniforms are a good or bad idea? Why or why not?
Deadline: March 27
Publication Date: April 10
Why are your grandparents an important part of your life? If you do not have grandparents, write about a person who is like a grandparent.
Deadline: April 3
Publication Date: April 17
Describe a situation in which you showed trustworthiness.
Deadline: April 10
Publication Date: April 24
Teacher Thank You Note
Write a thank you note to a current or former teacher you appreciate.
Deadline: April 17
Publication Date: May 1
Write a Mother’s Day message to your mom or another important woman in your life (grandmother, aunt, coach, teacher, etc.)
Deadline: April 24
Publication Date: May 8
Write about a time when you showed perseverance.
Deadline: May 1
Publication Date: May 15
Most Memorable Day of School
Thinking back on this school year, what was the most memorable day? Why?
Deadline: May 8
Publication Date: May 22
First Day or Last Day of School?
Which day do you like better – the first day of school, or the last day of school? Why?
Deadline: May 15
Publication Date: May 29
My Summer Plans
What are you looking most forward to doing during your summer break?
Deadline: May 22
Publication Date: June 5
Write a Father’s Day message to your dad or another important man in your life (grandfather, uncle, coach, teacher, etc.).
Deadline: May 29
Publication Date: June 12
Type your entry in the body of the e-mail. Do not send an attached file.
Please use “Write On” as the subject.
Times-News, NIE Dept.
PO Box 481, Burlington, NC 27216
(336)229-2462, Attn. NIE Dept.