Lesson Plans

Extra Newspapers

We’ve compiled a list of practical ideas & fun projects for you & your students to do with any extra copies of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Email us your finished projects to nie@post-dispatch.com for a chance to win great prizes! We may even feature them on the NIE Facebook page!

Fun Ideas

How-to: Build Newspaper Structures...

Spooky Story Series

Students and teachers will enjoy the original text of this well-known story, the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. You’ll find the story is very different than Hollywood versions. Only mild edits have been made for words no longer in popular use. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a natural for leading up to Halloween!


Download our monthly NIE calendars for ideas on how to use the Post-Dispatch each day of the week. There is something for everyone: Mondays- General Newspaper Skills Tuesdays - Social Studies Wednesdays - Language Arts Thursdays - Math Fridays - Science

Hispanic Heritage Month

Revealing the History of Hispanic Immigrants in St. Louis

NIE and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis have teamed up to bring you bilingual content! This lesson offers your students the opportunity to learn the long and rich history of Hispanics in our area. Plus, have your students practice their Spanish skills by reading the Spanish language...

Literacy Day 2016

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.

Ordering For 2019-20 Is Now Open!


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