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Learning is a Treat With the Newspaper

Join the Halloween celebration and enjoy some monstrous learning with the newspaper.

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Have your students imagine they have to overcome obstacles to get out of the haunted house. 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, collapsing stairs or more? Have your students work in teams to find items in the newspaper to overcome each obstacle. Encourage creative explanations of how each item works to banish the obstacle.

This exercise can also give young people a sense of power over their fears.

Make a Word Worm

Have your students cut individual words from headlines in the newspaper and paste them together to make the longest word worm possible. The first letter of a new word must match the last letter of the previous word. For example: worm—mate—east—tide.

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