Lesson Plans

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...
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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...

Ordering For 2019-20 Is Now Open!


Get ready for 2019-20 by ordering the free e-edition now! 

The print edition and SpellCheck may also be ordered.