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HOT SPOT week 10

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August

Your Final Summer Sizzle!

It is almost time to head back to school, so why not take time to reflect on all of the fun things you have done and learned this summer? Have you read any interesting newspaper articles this summer? Have you read any good books? This week’s HOT SPOT activity focuses on exploring new worlds in literature. Speaking of reading, we hope you have been keeping track of your favorite articles in your Summer Times Reader Log.

After school starts, all participating students who completed their reading logs will be entered in a drawing to win some great prizes including free admission passes to Muvico Theaters, ice cream for a year from Working Cow Ice Cream, cool merchandise from Busch Gardens and a Dell computer with flat screen monitor and DVD burner donated by Data Balance. Send your completed logs to the address below to be entered in the drawing. If you missed a week or two, just be sure that all 10 boxes of the log are filled out with information from different days you read the newspaper. Don’t forget that you and your parent or guardian must fill out the back page of the log in order to be eligible for awards. If you have misplaced your reader log or need a new one, you can call the reader hotline or go to our NIE Web site.

This Week's HOT SPOT activity

Newspapers are a great source of information, and newspaper articles can be entertaining. Some book authors even pull the ideas for their stories from the pages of the newspaper, where truth is often stranger than fiction! Many times authors will create stories based on real-life occurrences. Look through the St. Petersburg Times for an article or cartoon that would make an interesting story for a children’s book. Write down the facts in the story. Now, create your own children’s book based on those
facts. Be creative. Share your story idea and the original article with other students across Tampa Bay on this Summer Times Reader Blog. Also, share your Summer Sizzlin’ Times Reader experiences with others. Just click on the comment button below to share your thoughts.

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