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January 02, 2019 : Warm Up to Reading

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. Cut out three photographs of people in the newspaper. Paste them on a piece of paper. Now add to the picture by drawing each person reading a book.

2. Find three people in the newspaper that you would like to know more about – people who would be good subjects for a biography.

3. Find two books in today’s Mini Page that are similar to actual events in the newspaper. Explain your choices.

4. Which of the books in today’s Mini Page (a) are about real people, (b) take you on an adventure, (c) show you how to do an arts or crafts project, and (d) teach you about science and nature?

5. Pretend you are going to interview one of the authors in today’s Mini Page. Write five questions you would ask the author. Be sure at least two of your questions are about the book shown on today’s Mini Page.

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 comprehend and respond to a variety of images and text. (Language arts: Reading)

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

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