Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans

You read the newspaper to find out the news of the day. But there’s much more you can do with the St. Louis Post Dispatch ePost or Print Edition in your classroom. Thumb through the following subjects to find ideas on how to use stories in the main section, box scores in the sports section, and even the comic strips in lessons to help boost your students’ literacy and skills! 
We want to keep these lists growing, so send your newspaper-related lesson ideas to nie@post-dispatch.com with “Lesson plans” in the subject line to share with other teachers! Look for fun, interactive lessons; available soon with your NIE online registration. 

St. Louis Cardinals

Cards in the Classroom celebrates literacy this season as Cardinals players share how reading is important to their lives now AND when they were younger. Featured players include:
Stephen Piscotty
Matt Carpenter
Mike Leake
Aledmys Diaz
Marco Gonzales
Dexter Fowler

Classics on Ice

St. Louis Blues and NIE present Classics on Ice!

This six-part program is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the St. Louis Blues. The first part of the series took an in depth look at the STEM involved in building an ice hockey rink on a baseball field. The next five parts will feature a classic player from each decade of...

News Literacy

Journalists strive for truth and accuracy, fairness and balance, accountability, independence and to serve humanity. Pew Research Center indicates 81% of American adults feel that they are at least somewhat confident in their ability to identify fake news. But for all of this confidence, 23% say they have shared fake news, whether knowingly or unknowingly. In our five week program,...

Missouri Travel

Missouri has scenery and history, just waiting for a road trip! Let’s plan a vacation to see some of Missouri’s exciting places!

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day to remember those who have died in the service of our country. The original name was derived from the practice of decorating graves of soldiers.

More resources:

Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day 2016...

Ordering For 2017-18 Is Now Open!

Get ready for 2017-18 by ordering the free ePost now! 

The print edition and SpellCheck may also be ordered.