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 a book series you like. Paste newspaper words that describe the series around your picture.
2. Conduct a survey among your friends or family members. Ask them if there is a particular book series that they like and have read. List all the series people name. Is any series mentioned by more than one person? Why did people say they like each series?
3. Select five people from news stories or comic strips. Select a book from today’s Mini Page that you think each person might like. Explain your choices.
4. Which of the books in today’s Mini Page are about (a) mysteries, (b) history, (c) fantasy and (d) games?
5. Find three newspaper stories that would make the basis for a series. Paste the stories on a piece of paper. Under each story, list three to five titles that might be in the series.
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. Students identify forms and elements of literature.(Language arts: Reading)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)