List the functions provided by the paper, such as news, advertising, reviews, etc. How would these functions be met in a society without papers?
Search the paper to find and list all mentions of presidents.
Look through the newspaper for photos/stories about a school or district. Have students find articles in these categories: News, Features, and Sports.
Gather several newspaper articles, separate the headlines from the articles then have the students reunite the stories and their headlines.
Read and keep the editorials in the paper for one week. Decide whether the writer logically or emotionaly constructed the pieces. Classify the editorials as being explanatory, praiseworthy, critical, entertaining or persuasive.
Choose an editorial from the editorial page and note each fact and each opinion within the writing. Discuss what you found.
Choose a story from the front page. Find the answers to these questions: Who? What? When? Where? Why?
Find five stories in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about different cities then research to find the newspapers in those cities.
Read an article about a dishonest person. What was done, were there consequences and what would you have done?
Find and label an example of each of the following: index, byline, cutline, dateline and headline.