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Homerun Activity - Week 8

This week’s HOMERUN activity

Your Tampa Bay Rays know the meaning of determination and teamwork. Look on the pages of the Tampa Bay Times for photos, illustrations, comics and headlines that represent teamwork and determination. How are these qualities represented in the Times? What is the importance of teamwork at home, at school and in your community? Have you read about a character in a book that has determination and/or shows teamwork? Share your thoughts here on the NIE Blogging Zone.


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Homerun Activity - Week 7

This week’s HOMERUN activity

It is week seven of the Reading with the Rays: Read your way to the ballpark summer reading program. Time to stretch! We want to hear about some of the books you have been reading. Tell us about your favorite book and character. Are you also reading the Tampa Bay Times? Who is your favorite writer? Share your thoughts here on the NIE Blogging Zone.


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Homerun activity - Week 6

This week’s HOMERUN activity

Having courage is an important character trait. What does the word "courage" mean to you? Do you know anyone who is courageous? Select a story or photo from the Tampa Bay Times that you think focuses on an act of courage. Write a paragraph describing in detail how the courage is shown in this article or photo. Share your thoughts on the NIE Blogging Zone.


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Homerun Activity - Week 5

This week’s HOMERUN activity

Raymond loves reading books, but he also likes reading the comics in the Tampa Bay Times.
The comic strips in the newspaper often reflect real life. Read through the comic strips in the
Times. As you read, look for examples of honesty or truthfulness in each character’s speech and
actions, and write a brief paragraph about the comic strip and the qualities you have discovered.
Share your thoughts here on the NIE Blogging Zone. In addtion, tell us what your favorite comic strip is and why.


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Homerun activity - Week 4

This week’s HOMERUN activity

Tampa Bay Rays’ mascot Raymond has the perfect job. You can read more about Raymond and his favorite books in the Reading with the Rays publication. Read the sports articles in the Tampa Bay Times, and identify a variety of jobs and careers that would be associated with baseball or other
sports. List these jobs on a piece of paper. Share your list and favorite jobs here on the NIE Blogging Zone.


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