May 16, 2012: Take Time to Read!
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. Have a friend circle three words in newspaper headlines. Now make up a new book title using the words. Draw a cover for the new book.
2. From their descriptions, name the Mini Page featured books that you would give these awards: Most Exciting, Most Unusual, Most Like Me.
3. Use synonyms to rewrite the titles of five books in The Mini Page. Have a friend try to guess what the real titles are.
4. Which book(s) would fit in these newspaper sections: (a) international news, (b) sports, (c) games/puzzles, and (d) entertainment?
5. Take characters from three different books from The Mini Page. Write a new story using the characters.
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 identify forms and elements of literature. (Language Arts: Reading)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)