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Hot Apple Pie
Hot Apple Pie provides teachers with turnkey, easy-to-use curriculum. There's 11 creative modules providing lessons in language arts, social studies, math and science. Some are updated daily and others weekly, so you can come back every day to use your new material. It's appropriate for grades K-12. Every activity directs readers into the newspaper and each week free online tools are incorporated for teachers and students to use.
   
NewsCurrents Extra
News currents Extra provides exciting new content weekly to help students become informed and involved newspaper readers by learning about a recent newsmaker and focusing on a major news story. It also provides general NIE activities written on three different levels and specified links that enable students to go in-depth to learn more about each week’s topics. Finally a weekly quiz challenges students with ten multiple-choice questions about recent stories in the news.

Mini Page Lessons Online
Additional information for teachers including pertinent standards and student activities are provided for each weekly topic, usually ten days prior to publication.  

Parade Classroom
PARADE is excited to be a part of our NIE program through an improved and expanded PARADE Classroom Web site, now located at www.parade.com/classroom.  You’ll find weekly lesson plans, a skill sheet, a writing prompt, a current events quiz and many other great features.

Hot Apple Pie Features
Hot Apple Pie provides teachers with turnkey, easy-to-use curriculum. There's 11 creative modules providing lessons in language arts, social studies, math and science. Some are updated daily and others weekly, so you can come back every day to use your new material. It's appropriate for grades K-12. Every activity directs readers into the newspaper and each week free online tools are incorporated for teachers and students to use.

  NIE Institute (Content Requires Password)
The Newspaper in Education Institute is a non-profit NIE educational organization that provides NIE program subscribers with over 170 quality NIE instructional resources.  The mission of the Institute, working through subscribing newspapers, is to help teachers improve students’ standardized test scores and critical thinking skills through the use of quality NIE curriculum resources that support educational use of their local newspaper. The Bucks County Courier Times subscribes to the NIE Institute in order to give our participating teachers access to this vast array of materials.
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