Apparently, I've been published in an Academic Learning Packet. I'm so going to have to use parts of this packet with my students. It will boost my English teacher cred. (That's like street cred, but in school.)
The excerpt in the picture above is from an article I wrote for The Shawnee News-Star on Oct. 1, 1998. When a janitor returned the medals he had stolen from a Jim Thorpe exhibit at the state capitol, I traveled to Prague and interviewed Thorpe's daughter, a very nice lady who shared her story and gave me a signed (by her) book about her father.
Not only did they quote one of my old articles, they also included articles about several athletes that may be of interest to our more athletically inclined students. The packet also provides discussion questions and some supplementary activities that students might like. (I would not use them for busy work.)
I was so excited to find this, I had to share. Now, back to your regular programming…