Fall Series activities have students use newspaper for assignments; circulation at 200,000

Deadline Monday, August 26, to sign up

I’ve seen the 10 Activities Guides for students who will be reading the Woody/Chloe Fall Chapter Series and most of them will be busy scouring the newspapers to complete assignments. The 10-week series is entitled “Out Of Sorts,” an old newspaper term and someplace in a chapter we will find out where that comes from. Not certain anyone knew “Out Of Sorts” originated as a newspaper term.

Students will be challenged to find various items for sale in the newspaper’s classified section. There are also some activities on subscriptions, such as how much would a newspaper — The County Courier — make if everyone on the street purchases a copy. That’s going to require some math skills both with the number of houses on the street, the cost of 75 cents per copy, and then what the average price is.

Monday, August 26 is the LAST day to sign up for the series. So far, we have 42 newspapers with 199,813 paid circulation.

It begins the week of September 15 and continues for 10 weeks. We realize some schools have Fall Breaks and that might mean a week without publishing the series so that the elementary kids don’t miss a single chapter. That decision is left up to the newspaper, though.

If you haven’t signed up yet, do so today. The deadline is Monday, August 26! The cost is two cents per paid copy.

Here are the newspapers signed up so far. If you think you have but your newspaper isn’t listed, then let me know ASAP.


Adair County Community Voice Kentucky New Era
Adair Progress Kentucky Standard
Ashland Daily Independent LaRue County Herald News
Benton Tribune Courier Lebanon Enterprise
Bowling Green Daily News Leitchfield Record
Cadiz Record Lewis County Herald
Carlisle Mercury Lexington Herald-Leader
Central Kentucky News Journal London Sentinel Echo
Citizen Voice and Times Madisonville Messenger
Clay City Times Middlesboro Daily News
Clinton County News Mountain Advocate
Corbin Times Tribune Oldham Era
Danville Advocate Messenger Owensboro Messenger Inquirer
Dawson Springs Progress Paducah Sun
Eddyville Herald-Ledger Princeton Times Leader
Garrard Central Record Providence Journal Enterprise
Grayson County News Gazette Richmond Register
Harlan Daily Enterprise Shepherdsville Pioneer News
Henry County Local Stanford Interior Journal
Jackson County Sun Wayne County Outlook
Jessamine Journal Winchester Sun


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