Mar. 07, 2012: Newspaper Funnies
The Mini Page is a syndicated, four-page tabloid written for young children found each Wednesday in The Denver Post. This issue of The Mini Page is available through the eEdition Archive to registered eEdition subscribers. Click here to learn about subscribing to the eEdition at no cost to you (for Colorado teachers).
1. Find three comic strips that are like you or like your life. Paste them on a piece of paper. Write a sentence about each one.
2. Count the number of comic strips that have one panel, two panels, three panels and four panels. Which size had the most on the page?
3. Choose comic strips that you think three different friends would like. Explain your choices.
4. Find a comic strip about (a) teenagers, (b) animals, (c) an older person, and (d) a person at work.
5. Write a paragraph describing a funny event in your life. Now tell the same story as a comic strip.
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them. This week's standard:
Students understand how important historical events and developments have shaped the modern world. (Social Studies: Time, Continuity and Change)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)