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August 09, 2017 : Hit Homework Head - on

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

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Activities:

1. Draw a picture of your ideal study place. Paste newspaper pictures and words for all the items you might use to help you do your homework at your study place.

2. Find five people in the newspaper who would be your “go - to” people for help with homework. Explain which subjects each person might help you with.

3. In the newspaper, look for pictures and ads for it ems that would help you study. Put a check mark next to those items you already have. Put a star next to those you still need. Now, make a shopping list of the items you have starred. Share your list with your family.

4. Why are these important for your studying: (a) a short break after school, (b) having a schedule, (c) packing your backpack the night before and (d) using a planner?

5. Look at all the recommendations for good studying that are listed in today’s Mini Page. Identify the five practices that you normally do not follow. List those practices and explain how you are going to change each one to improve your studying experience.

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 demonstrate personal resp onsibility for their education by becoming autonomous learners engaged in all aspects of the educational process. (Character Education: Academic Domain)

(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)

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