“We're all EARS!”
By Leigh Anne Florence
Sponsored by KPA, LG&E/Kentucky Utilities, nieconnects.com and the Kentucky New Era

Do you take food for granted? Woody believes milk, eggs, chicken, and all his favorite treats originate from the grocery store or restaurant. Mom and Dad arrange for the family to visit farms all across Kentucky so the pups can see first-hand all the hard work farmers put forth in getting food from the ground to the grocery store. Read along as the pups plant corn, eat their first tomato right off the vine, gather eggs from the hen house, and even try to get chocolate milk from a brown cow.

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A message through a story
There’s little dispute among educators that kids are not reading as well as they should be, but there’s endless debate over what to do about it. Well for the eighth year the Kentucky New Era is offering its readers, teachers and students a book through its annual Fall Chapter Reading Series.

For the last eight years two Daschunds named Woody and Chloe help students understand an educational message. This year’s message is about FITNESS, HEALTH and ADVENTURE TOURISM in Kentucky.

In addition to the weekly chapter published in the Kentucky New Era and delivered to classrooms there are teaching tools and guides making it easier than ever for teachers to use the weekly series in class.

Podcast: Ten chapter podcast read by Woody is linked and available at www.kypress.com
Online activities: Numerous online activities can be accessed online at www.kypress.com.
Social media: Woody and Chloe have broken into the social media world where students can send comments to Woody’s website www.thewoodybooks.com.

This is a FREE literacy project provided by the Kentucky Press Association, LG&E/Kentucky Utilities, Kentucky Adventure Tourism, the Kentucky New Era and local sponsors. Teachers who sign up to have papers delivered to their classrooms will also receive a 12-page scrapbook for students to collect each chapter as printed.

Woody and Chloe maybe visiting your class and school for a writing workshop

Every teacher who preregisters to use the chapter reading serial, “We're all EARS!”, by September 18, 2014 will be entered into a drawing to have Woody, Chloe and author Leigh Anne Florence visit their school and class. This is an all expense paid workshop is brought to you by the Kentucky New Era.


Sign up, make plans and enter the drawing to have Woody and Chloe visit your class today.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to use the fall chapter reading serial in your classroom. You can sign up by sending Tony Henson, Kentucky New Era Circulation Director, an email stating your interest to thenson@kentuckynewera.com or call at 887-3284. Tony will follow up with you after school starts to determine the number of papers you will need each week beginning the week of September 8.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Taylor W. Hayes, Publisher
Tony Henson, Circulation Director