The Free Press, Mankato, MN


August 3, 2009

2009-2010 Programs

Questions? Please contact:

Brooke McGuire, Newspaper in Education Coordinator

(507) 344-6326

418 S. 2nd St.; Mankato, MN 56001

The Free Press' Newspaper in Education program goes electronic!

Benefits of the E-Edition:

- FREE access for your students

- easily view past issues

- paper waste reduction

- incorporate independent student use of the E-Edition

- new technological instructional tool (and great to use with a SmartBoard)

- simply print individual articles as needed

- eliminate concern about paper delivery

- each of your students will easily be able to access the E-Edition at a convenient time

To place an order, download the 2 sheets below. Print, complete, and return to: Brooke L. McGuire, Newspaper in Education Coordinator; The Free Press; 418 S. 2nd St.; Mankato, MN 56001 OR fax to (507) 388-4355.

2009-2010 order form

2009-2010 order form calendar

2009-2010 Programs


THE MINI PAGE. A different topic is addressed each week and that topic is taught through the use of word puzzles, connect the dots, recipes, drawings, and pictures. If you would like the standards/activities that accompany each issue, please send an email to


SERIAL STORIES. A chapter from a story appears each week.

"The Red Cross Girl" by Richard Harding Davis

Sept. 15th - Dec. 15th. 13 chapters.

This heartwarming 13-chapter serial involves a reporter and a mysterious young nurse, or so he thinks. The story takes some interesting twists ending in the reporter's nuptials with the mystery girl.

Click here for vocabulary and questions/activities to accompany the story.

"East of the Sun and West of the Moon" by Richard Swallow

Jan. 5th - Feb. 2nd. 5 chapters.

This classic Norwegian folk tale has been formatted as a readers' theater script.

Click here for the readers' theater parts and vocabulary.

Check out additional readers' theater resources at the NIE Institute.

"Julie and the Lost Fairy Tale" by Janie Lancaster

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • 2009-2010 Programs Find additional information here on programs for the 2009-2010 school year, as well as an order form.

    August 3, 2009

  • Brainwave Program Students respond to stimulating topics.

    August 3, 2009 1 Link

  • NIE Brainwave staff application After you complete the application and click "Submit," you may be informed that there was an error, even though your application was submitted successfully. If your application has been submitted, you will be notified via email within two business days.

    July 28, 2009

  • Newspaper In Education The Free Press' Newspaper in Education program works with principals, teachers, administrative assistants, and media specialists (anyone in education) to provide students with The Free Press for educational purposes. Various programs and activities are published or take place throughout the school year that help teach numerous topics. See below for more information on these programs and activites. Please contact Brooke at (507) 344-6326 or at for additional information.

    June 6, 2008