Classroom Activities

Activity #1

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Search for Key Words  

Start with the basics and use your local newspaper as a language arts teaching tool. Come up with a list of ten words in your students' existing vocabulary. Ask them to look through newspapers and try to find those words in newspaper headlines or use the newspaper as a way to introduce new words.

Here's an example:

 Find the word:  Print it here:


Take the exercise a step further by asking your students to write their own stories, featuring some of the vocabulary they've recognized or learned through this exercise. They may all be using the words "police", "town" and "good" but they are likely to come up with completely different stories! Your students can use the following worksheet for the activity.


Activity 1 Worksheet

Write your story!


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