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Welcome to The Blade's
Newspaper in Education (NIE) Website!

Northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan educators have consistently recognized the value of including The Blade as part of their teaching curriculum. The Blade has a long-standing relationship with teachers and its use in the classroom for curriculum in the subject areas of math, reading, geography, history, art, diversity, public opinion, government, social issues, careers and many more Teachers recognize that their involvement with The Blade enhances their teaching efforts and brings the world into their classroom environment. Adult learners also use the resources available on this website.
The Blade NIE program is an established program which started over 50 years ago as a service to the education community. In addition to teachers you will find parents, students and the community engage with the NIE program as way to enhance the academic process.
We are fortunate to have community partners who support our efforts through financial contributions and in-kind donation. We would not be able to deliver the quality of programs we do if it were not for the partnerships we share with these companies and organizations. We thank our lead sponsor Taylor Automotive Family and our community partners, Fifth Third Bank, Imagination Station, Toledo Lucas County Public Library, Metroparks of Toledo and the Valentine Theatre.

Should you have questions regarding the NIE program and would like to partner your organization with the NIE program, please contact:
Dr. Christine M. Smallman
News Media in Education
(419) 724-6157 (work)
(419) 654-1784 (cell)
(419) 724-6356
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Click on the icons below for interactive news experiences for you and your students. The news-related lesson plans offer an easy way to integrate technology into your program. There are writing assignments with instruction, video and polling, informational text with interactive comprehension quizzes and much more. They're easy to use and make use of the latest in technology's learning tools.
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Word of the Day
An great vocabulary builder, terrific for SAT practice.
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Quote of the Day
An inspirational quote and writing prompt.
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Around the Globe
Headlines from around the world with an interactive globe. Speech tool can read the story aloud.
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Comparing News Stories
A brief news story and a writing lesson, updated daily.
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Lesson Plans for Teachers
Ten+ lesson plans in Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies, timed to this week's events.
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Activity Sheet
Can be printed and distributed to students.
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Newsie K-3
A video and news activity for students in grades K-3.
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Page One Prime
An in-depth look at a story making news this week.
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Write the News
A weekly in-depth writing assignment with instructions and news connection.
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From The Core
Informational text with a self-assessment comprehension quiz. Updated weekly.
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Video News Views
A video and news poll activity for grades 4 and higher. Updated weekly.

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