Our NIE teachers and students look forward to the annual Serial Story that runs in The Columbian newspaper and ePaper every spring.

Every year we choose a Serial Story to run in our newspaper and ePaper for Clark County students and teachers to enjoy as an additional NIE tool within the classroom. Teachers who sign up through NIE to follow the Serial Story will also receive the story’s curriculum to use as a guide.

Typically, you will see the Serial Story in the paper running chapter by chapter every Tuesday & Thursday, March-May with the exception of spring break.

This Year’s Serial Story

This year's serial story will appear every Tuesday and Thursday in The Columbian newspaper and ePaper March 12th - May 16th. Order your free NIE copies today by filling out our NIE order form!

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Up in the Air: The Story of the Wright Brothers

Written and illustrated by Brian Floca

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Up in the Air: The Story of the Wright Brothers is historical fiction based on the story of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s invention of the airplane. The story brings immediacy and life to the actual events, methods, and ideas of the Wright brothers’ story.

It follows the brothers from youth, to their first flight in 1903, to Wilbur Wright’s public demonstrations of the plane in France in 1908, the triumphant moment at which the world first recognized Wilbur and Orville as the inventors of the airplane.

It is said that a strong compulsion to learn by doing is a reliable sign of genius, as compared to just absorbing knowledge. Up in the Air: The Story of the Wright Brothers offers a fascinating look at two brilliant bicycle shop owners who pursue the secrets of flight and thereby change the world.

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