Educator Lessons

Letters of Gratitude Photo

Teach your students to write thank you letters and practice gratitude with the lesson plans below. The two lesson plans are designed for elementary aged students and another for middle and high school aged students. The chronological steps of each lesson are included as well as in-class activities.

These lessons can be great additions to your Thanksgiving Day...

Answer Key

Are you keeping up with our spelling bee puzzles published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch? Check below to find the puzzles and the answers!

Our puzzles run all Wednesdays, except December 25, 2019, from November 6, 2019 through February 5, 2020.

The schedule is as follows:

November 6: Guess the Origin Puzzle November 13: Latin Origin Puzzle...
veterans day 2019 2

Download our in-print stories about veterans from our area and their reading comprehension companion to use in your classroom this Veterans Day! Check out STLtoday for additional veterans stories as well as the video interviews for Pfc. Mendel Rosenberg, Sgt. Darnell Cooper and Ben Stabler.

Additional Veterans Day Activities:

Ask your students to read stories about Veterans Day...
Halloween 2019

Check out Newspapers in Education for scary good activities this Halloween!

Looking for Halloween lessons for your classroom?

This elementary school math lesson takes your students on a murder mystery as a detective. Your students will have to solve clues by analyzing patterns and using the deductive reasoning skills to find and unmask the murderer!

This high...


This 79th annual National Newspaper Week is a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America. The theme this year's campaign is “Think First."

During National Newspaper Week 2019, let’s work together to recognize the important role that newspapers play in our society today. Explore the newspaper with your students!

1. Explore the evolution...

Back to School

Newspapers in Education provides teachers with FREE e-edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch containing all news stories, photos and in-paper NIE features and activities to use in their classrooms. Place your FREE e-edition order now and students will enjoy yearlong access from any device and at any time. Teachers are automatically enrolled in our Educator Rewards Program when they sign...

Revealing the History of Hispanic Immigrants in St. Louis

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.

NIE and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis have teamed...

Yoga and Movement in the Classroom

Content provided by Yoga Buzz and Complete Harmony

The end and beginning of any school year marks a major transition for both students and teachers. Instill healthy and effective coping skills for your student or yourself with these five helpful tools.

Ready Set Summer Break

School's (almost) out for summer! Check out our Ready, Set, (Summer) Break! guide for educational programming, fun things to do and ways to prevent the summer slide!

Be on the lookout for our summer activity page in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on May 3!

Be sure to check out these great offers from our sponsors!...

St. Louis Surge

The St. Louis Surge women's professional basketball franchise is revolutionizing sports in the St. Louis community. Their philosophy of recruiting character first is a key factor for their continued success. In seven seasons, the team has won five Regional Championships and two National Championships. To learn more about the team and their impact both on and off the court...