Programs

  California Central Valley Spelling Bee (August - May)
The Sacramento Bee is proud to offer students an opportunity to participate in the California Central Valley Spelling Bee. The champion wins an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. For more information, click here
 
       
  Elections, Politics & Government Lesson Plans
 This NIE exclusive curriculum is designed to engage students on the topics of government, politics, and elections. Featuring 4 lessons on the following topics: national and local government structures, political parties, bills & laws, campaigns & candidates, and voting. For all the details, click here.
 
       
 

Living Rivers of the Sacramento Valley
The Living Rivers of the Sacramento Valley is a 20-page student supplement that explains the importance of rivers in our region. This is geared for grades 7-12. Download your copy here

 
       
  Math Hoops (October – March)
For this program, The Sacramento Bee’s NIE program partners with the Sacramento Kings and Learn Fresh, to bring a fast-paced basketball board game to local classrooms, which allows students to enhance their math skills in a fun and interactive format using the game of basketball and NBA players. Find out more here.
 
       
  Special Literacy Supplement (September)
This annual 8-page special educational supplement sponsored by Learning Quest – Stanislaus Literacy Centers, Literacy Network of Stanislaus County and The Modesto Bee’s NIE program, is published in the print and e-Edition of The Modesto Bee. The 2018 edition, LITERACY. Learning for a Lifetime, published on September 7, 2018 and can be downloaded here
 
       
  What's Growin' On? Educational Supplement (March & September)
A 16-page supplement sponsored by California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, inserted into the print edition of the newspaper and included in the e-Edition. As well, you can also download the supplement here.
 
       
  Woody and Chloe Chapter Book
Bring your elementary students on a 10-week reading adventure to follow our favorite pups, Woody & Chloe, in the chapter book, My Town. Beginning on Sunday, September 9th, "My Town" will run each week for 10 weeks. For all the details, click here.