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Agriculture Literacy Week 2016 - The Apple Orchard Riddle

March 14-18 is Agricultural Literacy Week in New York State. The signature book for 2016 is "The Apple Orchard Riddle" written by Margaret McNamara and G. Brian Karas. In this playful, humorous, and child-friendly classroom story, the students learn a lot about apples and apple orchards—including how apples are harvested, how cider is made, and what the different varieties of apples are—while trying to solve a riddle. The book also celebrates how some children learn differently than others.

These resources were created in partnership with New York Agriculture in the Classroom and were designed for use by teachers with students in grades K-4 to help increase the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of New York State agriculture.

The materials include 7 features, and a set of graphic organizers in PDF format.

New York News Publishers Association member newspapers are welcome to incorporate these materials into their NIE program free of charge. All other users are informed that these materials are available for nonprofit educational research/teaching/scholarship purposes only. Anyone is welcome to share these materials by adding a link to your own website(s), although full framing is not allowed. Permission for printing multiple copies must be obtained from NYNPA. Copyright is held by the New York News Publishers Association.

A special thank you to Jan and Carey Cook from www.myvocabulary.com who assisted with the word search and crossword puzzle in these features!

Click here to download all seven features and here to download the complete set of graphic organizers with an additional list of web resources and answer keys for word search and crossword.

If you would like to access the NIE Ag Literacy Week 2011 content on Poultry, click here,
for the 2013 content on Bees, Pollination and Honey click here,
for the 2014 series based on the book "Who Grew my Soup" click here and,
for 2015 "Weaving the Rainbow" content based on sheep, wool and other animal fibers click here.

For more about NYS Agriculture in the Classroom go to www.agclassroom.org/ny/

For more agriculture education info & materials go to the National Association of Agricultural Educators' website at www.naae.org/whatisaged/index.cfm


If you have any questions about this project or for more information about Newspaper In Education programs contact Mary Miller via email or call 518-449-1667.

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