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. 

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Celebrate and honor Latino culture, history and heritage with the content below.

Content provided by HispanicHeritageMonth.gov, ShareMyLesson.com, United States Census Bureau and Hispanic Chamber of...

Constitution Day is held annually on September 17 and will commemorate the formation and signing of the United States Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787.

Explore the United States Constitution as well as the Missouri Constitution in these lesson plans and activities.

Over fifty years ago, UNESCO officially proclaimed September 8 as International Literacy Day to actively mobilize the international community and to promote literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities and societies.

Join the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the world by celebrating and encouraging literacy in our community.

Chapters posted every Tuesday

Students and teachers will enjoy the original text of this well-known story, Rip Van Winkle. Only mild edits have been made for words no longer in popular use. Rip Van Winkle, which was published as a companion piece to The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a natural for leading up to Halloween!...

On June 14, 1923 the National Flag Code was adopted at the National Flag Conference. Today, we celebrate June 14 as Flag Day. Learn more here!

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.