Thanks to our initial donors

Acklie Charitable Foundation

Anonymous Family Charitable Donation

Nebraska Press Association Foundation


Teacher Guide

Kid Scoop News provides teachers with a highly motivating standards-based teaching tool to give students a boost in their reading skills. Research shows that when children become good readers in their early years, they are more likely to remain better learners throughout their school years.

Teaching reading is simply lots of fun with Kid Scoop News. And the Kid Scoop News Teacher Guide shows you how to use the monthly activity newspaper page to the utmost.

Common Core Standards
Kid Scoop News helps teachers support Foundational, Vocabulary and Comprehension skills in a fun and interactive way! A dynamic weekly publication, Kid Scoop News presents high interest informational text with colorful illustrations, charts, diagrams and activities that motivate and excite young learners. Thematic topics cover a wide range of interests and multiple content areas while extensions lead children to other sections of the newspaper for more expository reading – informational text resources such as newspapers. Students “learn to read” as they “read to learn” while practicing skills and strategies using an authentic resource.

Classroom Management
How to find time for newspapers and how to structure the use of the newspaper in a way that is organized, clean and stress-free.

A Sample Lesson Plan
A reciprocal reading lesson plan with a sequential process for introducing, teaching with and extending lessons with each page.

Family Involvement
The Kid Scoop News Teacher Guide also provides teachers with home learning activities that get parents and kids talking and teaming up for learning fun!

And, that’s not all!
The Kid Scoop News Teacher Guide also provides a Glossary of newspaper terms, activities to promote vocabulary development, reading comprehension and more!

Get the Kid Scoop News Teacher Guide now!

what kids say about kid scoop news nebraska

“My favorite part about Kid Scoop News is the activities, because it gives us something to do that’s fun when our work is done, that isn’t on our computers.” – Karleigh

“My favorite part of Kid Scoop News is that it has word searches and jokes. I also like the calendar. It’s better for us to have our own kids’ newspaper because we can do things like color leaves on paper and do better activities. It’s better for us than watching TV and video games.” -Trent

what teachers say about kid scoop news nebraska

“Thank you for the newspapers for my class, they love them.  I hand out the newspapers to my class and we discuss the topics that are covered in them.  They are then encouraged to keep the newspapers in their desks to work on and read when they are finished with other work or during our Sustained Silent Reading time.  I have to tell you, they have been fantastic for my students who do particularly like to read novels, they will pick up the newspaper, read a short article and come and tell me what they read and want to discuss it.  I love anything that encourages reading, especially in those who are somewhat reluctant to do so!  Thank you, again!” – Pam Smith, Fifth Grade, Falls City Sacred Heart

“My kids love Kid Scoop News! We read some of the articles together and discuss, then I let them keep them in their desks for use during free time. They really enjoy the puzzles. Thanks for sending them!” – Mrs. Barker, Third Grade, Falls City Sacred Heart

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