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. 

From December 1811 to April 1812, the New Madrid Fault Zone experienced four powerful earthquakes and thousands of minor ones. Their scale ranged from 7.0 to 8.1 on the Richter Scale. The first two of these occurred on December 16, 1811. Damage to the two small towns in the area, New Madrid and Caruthersville, was significant. The landscape was permanently...

Celebrate members of the 2015 Cardinals. 

Don't forget to take the Money Smart Student Saving Pledge today! This four part set of financial lesson plans are brought to you in part by Citi and the United Way. Financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works in the world: how someone manages to earn or make it, how that person manages it, and how he/she invests it. The...

Join Marci and her classmates as they take trip to the "World's Largest and Most Magnificent Recycling Plant." 
This engaging 10-chapter story will show your students how and why we ALL need to do our part in taking care of the environment. 
The 2015 installment of this series is available at Marci's Recycling Challenge....

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.