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Learning is a treat with the newspaper!

vampire-newsJoin the Halloween celebration and enjoy some monstrous learning with the newspaper.

Haunted House

Have your students imagine that they have to overcome obstacles to get out of a haunted mansion. Brainstorm with your class what those obstacles might be. Is there a slippery, slimy hallway, a dragon in the kitchen, a vampire hanging from the ceiling in the entryway, collapsing stairs or more? Have your students work in teams to find items in the classified ad section of the newspaper to overcome each obstacle. Encourage creative explanations of how each item works to banish the obstacle.

Make a Word Worm

Have your students cut headlines from the newspaper and then paste them together to make the longest “worm” possible. Each time they paste a new word, its first letter must match the last letter of the previous word. For example: worm – mate – east – tide.

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