In celebration of NIE week, I would like to share with you a special Newspapers in Education tab, called “Luke in a Really Big Pickle.” This fun story is about a nine-year old boy named Luke and his new talking dog Pickles. This tab can be used by anyone to enhance reading skills. In addition to the newspaper activities, there are additional reading activities at the end of each chapter. The story was written especially for this NIE tab, by Marcia Thorton Jones and Debbie Dadey, authors of the Bailey School Kids series. Click on the following link to download. Note if you are going to print this pdf, choose the “Fit to Page” option on your printer. The pages are bigger than 8.5″ x 11″.