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February 14, 2018 : Talk to Me

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


1. Draw a picture of yourself speaking with another person. Around the border of your picture, paste newspaper words that mean the same as talking or communication.

2. In the comic strips, find an example of two people talking. Explain how they are following the communication tips in today’s Mini Page.

3. With friends, make your own list of 10 different things to say or ask in a conversation with someone you are meeting for the first time.

4. How are these behaviors important for communication: (a) maintaining eye contact, (b) listening to the other person, (c) introducing yourself and (d) remaining calm?

5. Select three people from the newspaper that you would like to meet. For each person: Name the person, explain why you would want to talk with the person, list three things you would say about yourself, and list three questions you would ask each person.

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 participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about appropriate topics with peers and adults in small and larger groups. (Common Core State Standards: Speaking and Listening)

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

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