Print your name. Cut each letter of your name from
The Columbus Dispatch and glue it below the corresponding
letter you printed.
Cut a capital and lower-case letter for each letter
of the alphabet from The Columbus Dispatch. Glue each
set of letters to a separate page to create an alphabet
book. Search the newspaper for pictures of items that
begin with each letter and glue them on the corresponding
Ask an adult to help you print several color names
on paper. Look through The Columbus Dispatch for pictures
or print with those colors. Cut and paste them with
their matching color name.
Use the car ads in The Columbus Dispatch. Cut out
and paste on a sheet of paper several words used to
describe the car/truck/motorcycle you might like to
own some day. Draw a picture of that vehicle and use
the words you cut and pasted to write two sentences
to describe it.
Look through The Columbus Dispatch to find pictures
of ten objects you could find in your house. Divide
a paper into rooms in your house. Paste the objects
in the room in which one could find them in your house.
Who might use each item?
Find news photos that have captions or photo stories
with them. Cut them out and ask an adult to secretly
mark them and cut the photos from the articles. Scramble
the photos and articles and then try to rematch the
photos with the correct article.
In The Columbus Dispatch, find a news story. In the
lead or first paragraph, the most important facts are
given. As you are reading, look for the 5Ws and H -
the who, what, when, where, why and how of the story.
Circle, label, write, or discuss them as you locate
Clip a lost and found ad from the newspaper. Add
to the information given and write a story describing
how the article was lost and what might happen next.
Ask an adult to take a comic strip from the daily or
Sunday comics of The Columbus Dispatch and cut it apart
into frames. Reassemble it in the correct sequence.
Could it be sequenced differently and still make sense?
Explain your reasons. Explain what clues you used to
find the correct sequence.
Look through a sports page. Circle many of the action
words. List ten of them and think of a word that has
the opposite meaning for each. What would a sports story
be like if it used the words you listed as opposites?