Here are ways you can use Your Newspaper in the Classroom or At Home with your Child!
Identify articles that include numbers representing relationships of less than, equal to or greater than.
Find five stories from different cities. Then find five stories from different states and five from different countries. Locate each of these cities, states and countries on a map.
Rate a newspaper article using categories: Is the article organized? Is it fair? Does it have supporting details? A satisfactory closing paragraph? Have students rate on a scale of 1-5 and compare.
Geography scavenger hunt: find a foreign country/city, a U.S. city/town, a body of water, a place in a direction (north, south, east or west) and other geographic concepts.
Rewrite five headlines using synonyms for nouns or verbs. Then “pair up” headlines into sets of antonyms, synonyms and homonyms.
Determine the commission you would make if you sold a car listed in the classified section and made 13% commission.
Read a story from the newspaper and ask students (individually or in teams) to answer questions based on the 5W’s and H (who, what, when, where, why and how) of the story
Have students look through the comic strips for a character that is most like them. They can make a list of the things they have in common as well as differences.