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Landforms all Around

October 7, 2022

A landform is a natural part of the Earth’s surface. There are many different kinds. A landform can be tall and rocky. It can be flat and smooth. Read about four landforms below. Which ones have you seen? Mighty Mountains…

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Cool Rocks

October 7, 2022

Rocks form and change shape over time. This is done by nature. Here are some awesome rocks. Wave Rock (Above) This rock is in Australia. Rain helped form its stripes. Giant’s Causeway These are in Northern Ireland. They are…

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Can You Hook Readers?

October 6, 2022

Nothing draws a reader into a story like a great lede. A lede is an article’s first sentence or paragraph. It introduces a story, provides key information, and makes a reader want to know more. Sometimes, a lede contains an…

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In the Community

September 30, 2022

A community is a place where people live, work, and play. It has homes. It has businesses and schools. What do you have in your community? Stores There are places to shop in a community. Food is sold in…

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At the Post Office

September 30, 2022

A post office is responsible for mail. You can send letters or packages from there. Learn how to address an envelope below.

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What Are Your Questions?

September 22, 2022

You’ve chosen your story. You’ve decided who your source will be. Now it’s time to plan your questions. What can this source tell you that no other person or resource can? Many reporters start with easy topics to get the…

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Five Senses in Fall

September 22, 2022

The air has gotten cooler. Leaves are turning bright colors and falling to the ground. Fall is here! These are the ways we experience the season. Seeing (Above) Look up. Colorful leaves are above you. Now look at the…

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Can You Lose a Sense?

September 22, 2022

We might not always think about how wonderful it is to taste food. Or to hear music. But some people are missing one of their senses. Blindness is when a person cannot see. Deafness is when a person cannot hear.…

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Who Are Your Sources?

September 15, 2022

Interviewing people is an important part of gathering information for a story. Think: Who’s an expert on the subject you want to learn about? Who might have an interesting perspective? Read up on your sources before you speak with them.…

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What is a Hurricane?

September 9, 2022

A hurricane is a huge storm of wind and rain. Hurricanes form over warm ocean waters. But sometimes, one reaches land. Eye of the Storm A hurricane is a wind storm. The wind can reach more than 150 miles per…

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Hurricane Safety

September 9, 2022

Do you live in a place where hurricanes happen? There are things your family can do before a hurricane hits. Here are four. Plan to leave if needed. Know the evacuation route. Road signs point the way. Keep an emergency…

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TFK Press Club

Can You Choose a Beat?

September 8, 2022

Jeffrey Kluger is a science journalist who covers all things space. That’s his beat, or the subject area on which he writes and reports. “I’ve written about many topics in the decades I’ve been working,” he says. “None has given…

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Community

Being a Friend

September 2, 2022

Friends are important. Friends are people you know and like. Learn how to be a good friend to others. Say hello! Introduce yourself to someone new. See if he or she would like to be friends. Ask questions.…

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Dealing with Disagreement

September 2, 2022

Sometimes, friends disagree. They might argue. Here are some steps to fix the problem. 1. Take a deep breath. Arguing makes things worse. Take a moment to relax. Think before you speak. 2. Explain how you feel. …

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What's Your Pitch?

September 1, 2022

Before journalists can begin reporting a story, they need to pitch it. No, that doesn’t mean tossing it like a baseball! It means convincing an editor that a story is important and timely—basically, that it needs to be told, and…

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