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NEWS BREAK

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Program Content for August 18, 2014

Sunday's News Break selects an article from Sunday, August 18th of The Seattle Times e-Edition for an in-depth reading of the news. Read the selected article and answer the attached study questions. Please remember to always preview the content of the article before sharing with your students.

Recycling 101 Help Keep The Evergreen State Green (presented by Republic Services and NIE, page A10) 

Pre-Reading and Vocabulary  

  1. What does it mean to recycle? How can recycling help keep our state green?
  1. Vocabulary:  Match the words to the numbered definitions below.

 

A.    conserve

B.    energy efficient

C.    landfill

D.    resource

E.    recycling

F.    reusable

G.    manufacturer

H.    natural resources

I.      processed

J.     sorted

K.    ton

L.     waste

 

1.     a unit for measuring weight that equals 2,000 pounds (907 kilograms)

2.     a system in which waste materials are buried under the ground; an area where waste is buried under the ground

3.     to change (something) from one form into another by preparing, handling, or treating it in a special way

4.     to use (something) again

5.     something that a country has and can use to increase its wealth

6.     material that is left over or that is unwanted after something has been made, done, used, etc.

7.     to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services

8.     to separate and put (people or things) in a particular order

9.     a company that makes a product

10.  the careful use of natural resources (such as trees, oil, etc.) to prevent them from being lost or wasted

11.  to make something new from (something that has been used before); to send (used newspapers, bottles, cans, etc.) to a place where they are made into something new

12.  Something, such as a forest, a mineral deposit, or fresh water, that is found in nature and is necessary or useful to humans

 

Comprehension Questions

  1. Recycling is the process of turning what could have been waste into a _______. (Fill in the blank)
  2. Materials like cardboard, glass and aluminum are _______ at a recycling center and then purchased by _________ who use them to make new products.(Fill in the blanks)
  3. By recycling one ton of paper you would save enough energy to heat an average home for _________. (Multiple Choice)

a)     1 month

b)     3 months

c)     6 months

d)     None of the above

  1. It takes more energy to recycle an aluminum can than it takes to make aluminum cans from scratch – true or false?
  2. What should you take with you to the store when you go shopping in order to be a star recycler?
  3. How many days does it take for aluminum can to go from being picked up for recycling curbside to a new can on the shelf for purchase?

a)     About 60 days

b)     About 90 days

c)     About 120 days

  1. 30 percent of waste comes from packaging - true or false?
  2. You can help ________ water by not letting the faucet run too long. (Fill in the blank)
  3. What should you turn off when leaving a room to be energy efficient?
  4. What natural resource can be saved for every 42 notebooks made with 100 percent recycled paper?

 

Additional Activities  

1.     Not letting the faucet run is a great way to help conserve water. Make a list of other ways you can help conserve water. (Hint: Think of ways water can be reused) Then make a list of ways you can help conserve energy or be more energy efficient.

2.     The next time you or your parents go shopping, make a list of the items you buy and what type of packaging they come in. Then next to each item indicate whether or not the packaging can be recycled or will end up as waste in a landfill.

3.     Search through the e-Edition of The Seattle Times and see how many examples you can find of people conserving natural resources and examples of wasting natural resources.

News Break is posted to the Web on Wednesday and Friday. Please share this NIE News Break program with other teachers. To sign-up for the electronic edition for your class, please register on-line or call 206/652-6290 or toll-free 1-888/775-2655. Copyright © 2014 The Seattle Times Company

 

Scavenger Hunt  

Sunday’s News Break challenges you to hunt through the Sunday, August 17, 2014 e-Edition of The Seattle Times to find answers to the following questions.

 

1.      On which two days of the 5-day Seattle-area forecast is a “chance of showers” forecasted? (NW Sunday)

2.      Troy Williams, Jeff Lindquist and K.J. Carta-Samuels all play which position for the UW Husky football team? (Sports)

3.      Liberia has a population of 4 million but has fewer than how many doctors left in the country to help fight the outbreak of Ebola? (Main)

4.      Where did the Beatles play on Friday, August 21, 1964? (NW Arts & Life)

5.      How much does the average student, at a four-year public college, spend per year on average for course books and materials according to the College Board? (Business)

6.      What percent of drivers plan to take a road trip in the month of August by Labor Day according to a recent survey? (NWAutos)

7.      What did Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri impose in Ferguson, declaring a state of emergency after violence flared after a week of protests over the killing of an unarmed black 18-year old by a white police officer? (Main)

8.      Lampi National Park the only marine park in what Southeast Asian nation?  (NW Traveler)

9.      What fabric should you avoid when working out since it is absorbent but doesn’t move moisture away from your body? (Sunday Market)

10.   How many miles of habitat for steelhead and salmon has the Elwha Dam removal project that began three years ago reopened? (Main)

11.   According to a recent survey what did respondents consider the biggest breach in office etiquette at 36 percent? (NW Jobs)

12.   What did Ian Phelps, a Seattle scientist and avid outdoorsman, shoot a picture of to win The Seattle Times NWTraveler national-parks reader photo contest? (NW Traveler)

13.   What did the Bureau of Indian Affairs declare the Chinook Tribe to “be” more than 12 years ago? (NW Sunday)

14.   If you were to hike to the top of Red Top peak, what would you find at the top to marvel at? (Pacific NW)

15.  How many WNBA games has Storm guard Tanisha Wright missed in her 10-year WNBA career? (Sports)

   

News Break is posted to the Web on Monday and Wednesday. Please share the NIE News Break program with other teachers. To sign-up for the electronic edition of the newspaper please call 206/652-6290 or toll-free 1-888/775-2655.

Copyright © 2014 The Seattle Times Company

 

 

Program Content for August 11, 2014

Sunday's News Break selects an article from Sunday, August 10th of The Seattle Times e-Edition for an in-depth reading of the news. Read the selected article and answer the attached study questions.

Apple once left to rot, a jewel to Pepsi (By Stephanie Strom, page A5) 

Pre-Reading and Vocabulary  

  1. Before you read this article, make a prediction about what you think this story will be about. Write down any keywords from the title, which you used to make your predictions. What clues do the photos accompanying the article give you?

 

  1. Vocabulary:  Match the words to the numbered definitions below.

 

A.    acrid

B.    affordability

C.    baffled

D.    consumer

E.    cultivate

F.    demographic

G.    extol

H.    fermentation

I.      processes

J.     shelf life

K.    source

L.     stem

M.   stumbling block

N.    tannins

O.    varieties

 

 

1.     to change (something) from one form into another by preparing, handling, or treating it in a special way

2.     a person who buys goods and services

3.     someone or something that provides what is wanted or needed

4.     a group of people that has a particular set of qualities

5.     the ability to be able to pay for (something)

6.     to go through a chemical change that results in the production of alcohol

7.     something that stops you from doing what you want to do

8.     the length of time that food may be stored and still be good to eat

9.     to prepare and use (soil) for growing plants; to grow and care for (plants)

10.  the long, thin part of a fruit, leaf, flower, etc., that connects it to its plant

11.  a particular kind of person or thing

12.  bitter and unpleasant in taste or smell

13.  a reddish acid that comes from plants, is used in making ink and leather, and occurs in various foods and drinks (such as wine)

14.  to confuse (someone) completely

15.  to praise (someone or something) highly

 

Comprehension Questions

  1. What are the stems of the cashews called by the farmers?
  2. The Pepsi Company stumbled across cashew fruit a few years ago in ________. (Multiple Choice)

a)     Brazil

b)     India

c)     United States

 

  1. According to V.D. Sarma, of the Pepsi Company in India, Pepsi is always looking for new juice sources that are locally produced in order to do what?
  2. Coconut, pomegranate, and lime juices are popular, but ________ is becoming a major issue according to V.D. Sarma. (Fill in the blank)
  3. What stumbling block did Pepsi have with using the juice from the cashew fruit commercially?
  4. When Pepsi approached the cashew farmers about buying the fruit they were baffled by Pepsi’s interest – why?
  5. Starting next year, cashew juice will go into a mixed fruit-juice drink sold in _________ under the Tropicana label. (Multiple Choice)

a)     Brazil

b)     India

c)     United States

  1. Many nutrition and health websites extol cashew juice as being high in what vitamin?
  2. Pepsi turned to the Clinton Foundation in order to help the local farmers and work with them on improved cultivation and yields – true or false?
  3. Vengurla 4 and Vengurla 7 are two new, more productive ____________ of cashew trees developed by Indian government researchers. (Fill in the blank)
  4. Give one example of what sales from the cashew fruit have enabled the farmers to do.

  

Additional Activities  

1.     After reading this article, would you be willing to try the new juice made by Pepsi – why or why not?

2.     How would you market the juice if you were Pepsi? Make a poster for an advertisement/commercial that you think would be an effective way to sell the cashew juice to consumers. What images would you use? What words would you use to describe your product and why?

News Break is posted to the Web on Wednesday and Friday. Please share this NIE News Break program with other teachers. To sign-up for the electronic edition for your class, please register on-line or call 206/652-6290 or toll-free 1-888/775-2655. Copyright © 2014 The Seattle Times Company

 

 

Scavenger Hunt  

Sunday’s News Break challenges you to hunt through the Sunday, August 10, 2014 e-Edition of The Seattle Times to find answers to the following questions.

 

1.      What are mud layers deposited by quake-triggered underwater landslides called? (NW Sunday)

2.      What do a trio of UW Husky football receivers call themselves? (Sports)

3.      What do farmers who grow cashew nuts call the stem that they pluck the cashew nut from? (Main)

4.      What state is the commercial coffee-producing state in the U.S.? (NW Arts & Life)

5.      What is the name of the bike, built by Teague, a local design firm, and Sizemore Bicycle, that won a national contest for designing a new urban bicycle? (Business)

6.      What generation of consumers buys more cars than Gen Y and Gen X at 38 percent? (NWAutos)

7.      How much did the McBride family sell its family farm in Issaquah for? (Main)

8.      Dozens of campsites at Colonial Creek campground in the North Cascades front on what lake?  (NW Traveler)

9.      What type of remote is designed to work with all of your technological gizmos? (Sunday Market)

10.   Where did thousands of Yazidi refugees flee to in northern Iraq? (Main)

11.   The first year Mande White-Pearl, a South Florida marketing strategist, began using contractors to help carry her workload, what happened to her company’s revenue? (NW Jobs)

12.   The word “ocker” is Australian for what? (NW Traveler)

13.   In the Black Sea International ROV Competition and Exhibition in Romania, teams will compete to see if their underwater robots can do what two things? (NW Sunday)

14.   Where is the lookout where famous writer Jack Kerouac spent the summer as a fire lookout in 1956? (Pacific NW)

15.  What is the name of the Yakima Valley Pippins baseball team mascot? (Sports)

   

News Break is posted to the Web on Monday and Wednesday. Please share the NIE News Break program with other teachers. To sign-up for the electronic edition of the newspaper please call 206/652-6290 or toll-free 1-888/775-2655.

Copyright © 2014 The Seattle Times Company

 


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