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Newspaper In Education: Recommended reading
Cody, Tip and the Rusty Truck Mystery

by Melanie Smith

Can a dog solve a mysterious crime?

Find out by reading this nine-part serial in The Decatur Daily on weekdays, Aug. 27-31 and Sept. 4-7 (it skips Labor Day).

Melanie Smith, The Dailyís Newspaper In Education coordinator, wrote the story for readers in grades 4-7.

Each chapter concludes with one or more activities using the newspaper, giving teachers and parents ready opportunities to guide real-world learning. The activities build childrenís skills in reading, math, writing and science.

Links to chapters will be added here daily until the series is complete.

Subscribe to the newspaper and get each installment delivered at home. Call (256) 340-2410.

For more information on NIE, call Melanie Smith at (256) 340-2468.

  • Chapter 1: Tipís Frenzy
  • Chapter 2: Cody and Tip Get into Trouble
  • Chapter 3: Tip and Cody Accused
  • Chapter 4: The Copper Complication
  • Chapter 5: Where Did Tip Go?
  • Chapter 6: Cody Worried
  • Chapter 7: Rescued
  • Chapter 8: A Break in the Case
  • Chapter 9: Dog and Boy Help Solve Case
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