The Brownsville Herald’s Newspaper Scavenger Hunt Guide The Brownsville Herald’s Newspaper Scavenger Hunt Guide offers a wide range of activities to improve the learning skills for students in all grades. Reading comprehension, skimming and scanning, word and picture recognition, and following directions are just some of the skills your students will sharpen by completing these scavenger hunts. Traditionally thought of as effective only with elementary students, scavenger hunts are very useful in all grade and ability levels, as they can be designed to reinforce skills in specific subject areas. This guide includes 49 Scavenger Hunts that you can easily copy and distribute. Basic Organization Scavenger hunts are usually set up as a race. Because they are competitive and fun to do, scavenger hunts motivate even the most reluctant students. Teachers may want to consider offering a prize to the winning team or student. The primary objective is to see which student (or group of students) is the first to find the location of the items on the list for the correct answers to all questions provided. All students who complete the list are winners in more than one respect. Not only have they found all of the items, but now they know their way around the newspaper and have a better idea of the types of information included in their local newspaper. Allow the students to skim The Herald just prior to handing out the scavenger hunt assignment. How to Conduct a Scavenger Hunt Students can participate in a scavenger hunt as individuals or as a team. The questions can be presented orally or by simply copying the sheets in this guide. In addition to locating specific information or providing answers to questions, students could be required to cite the section and page number in order to get credit for their answers. This requirement can vary depending upon teaching goals. Math teachers, for example, may require students to add up the numbers of the facing pages. English teachers could require students to provide all answers in complete sentences. The scavenger hunt could be limited to just one page or section of The Herald, depending on the age and ability of the class. Teachers could impose a time limit on each question or on the complete scavenger hunt. Scavenger hunts can be completed by clipping and pasting the answers, recording the answers next to the question, or by circling the items in the newspaper. Create your own Scavenger Hunt! The information contained in this guide can be adapted to meet your needs in your classroom. Scavenger hunts are easy to write and a great way to review and reinforce the subject matter being taught in your classroom. If you don’t see what you need in this guide, create your own scavenger hunt! Sandy McGehee, Ed.D. Director of Educational Services CONTENTS #1 Language Arts Scavenger Hunt #2 Search and Find by Page Number Scavenger Hunt #3 Classified Advertising Scavenger Hunt #4 Economics Scavenger Hunt #5 Health Scavenger Hunt #6 Science Scavenger Hunt #7 The Good News Scavenger Hunt #8 Finding the Opposite Scavenger Hunt #9 Getting to Know The Herald Scavenger Hunt #10 Getting Around The Herald Scavenger Hunt #11 Math Scavenger Hunt #12 Primary Grades Scavenger Hunt #13 Where Are You? Geography Scavenger Hunt #14 Social Studies Newspaper Scavenger Hunt #15 Language Arts Scavenger Hunt #16 Finding Literary Terms Scavenger Hunt #17 The Stock Market Scavenger Hunt #18 Life Skills Scavenger Hunt #19 Leadership Scavenger Hunt #20 Political Scavenger Hunt #21 In the News Scavenger Hunt #22 Careers Scavenger Hunt #23 Environmental Scavenger Hunt #24 Find it on the Sports Page Scavenger Hunt #25 Finding Information in The Herald Scavenger Hunt #26 Primary Grades Scavenger Hunt III #27 Race Around The Herald Scavenger Hunt #28 Newspaper Fun Scavenger Hunt #29 Math Scavenger Hunt #30 NIE for K to 3 Scavenger Hunt #31 Classified Advertising Scavenger Hunt II #32 Word Fun Newspaper Scavenger Hunt #33 Four Seasons Scavenger Hunt #34 A Water Scavenger Hunt #35 Play Ball! The Sports Page Scavenger Hunt #36 Cross Curriculum Scavenger Hunt #37 Step Back in Time: The Paul Revere Scavenger Hunt #38 Political Scavenger Hunt #39 Logos & Symbols Scavenger Hunt #40 Holiday Scavenger Hunt #41 Alien Snatch Scavenger Hunt #42 People in the News Scavenger Hunt #43 Do the Math Scavenger Hunt #44 Halloween Haunting Scavenger Hunt #45 Race Around the Herald Scavenger Hunt II #46 The Herald Scavenger Hunt #47 Holiday Scavenger Hunt Bingo #48 Science Scavenger Hunt #49 Language Arts Scavenger Hunt II #1 Language Arts Scavenger Hunt Find as many of these as you can in today’s newspaper. Write them next to the prompt. 1. A common noun and a proper noun. 2. A main verb and a helping verb. 3. A simple sentence. 4. A compound sentence. 5. An incomplete sentence or sentence fragment. 6. An adjective and the noun it describes. 7. An adverb and the verb it describes. 8. A quotation—include the quotation marks. 9. A simile. 10.A picture caption that lists who, what, where, and why (optional). Write the entire caption here. Bonus: 11. Find a pair of synonyms. 12. Find a pair of homonyms. #2 Search and Find by Page Number Scavenger Hunt Look through today’s Herald and write the page number where you find the following items. Record your answers on the line provided. An interesting person A number greater than 100 A city that is far away An interesting news story A TV show that you would not miss tonight An item for your home A photo that shows emotion The cost of an automobile A part of the newspaper that you read just for fun The temperature of a city on the West Coast of the U.S. A happy face An item that you find in the kitchen A happy person Something that moves Something that uses electricity Something that is hot Something that you wear Something that you would find in a school Something that makes you laugh A telephone number A map Something that makes you sad #3 Classified Advertising Scavenger Hunt Locate each of the following items in the Classified Section of today’s Herald. Circle and number each item that you find. Option: Have the students work in teams or pairs and cut out each item, paste it on a separate piece of paper, and number it accordingly. 1. Find one job from each of the Employment Opportunity alphabetical listings from A, B, C and D. 2. Find a job that requires a car. 3. Find a job that requires experience. 4. Find a job that requires computer skills. 5. Find a job with benefits. 6. Find a job where you sell a product. 7. Find a job where you must provide references. 8. Find a job asking you to mail in a resume. 9. Find a job that requires a college degree. 10. Find a part-time job. 11. Find a job which requires you to work with food. 12. Find a bilingual job. 13. Find a job where you work primarily outside. 14. Find a job where you work with young children. #4 Scavenger Hunt See how many of the following items you can find in today’s Herald. Record the page number next to each item. 1. A classified ad for a service. 2. The average price of a Volkswagen. 3. A stock that has increased in value this year. 4. Two different products advertised in the newspaper that were not available twenty years ago. 5. A news article that deals with a governmental economic decision. 6. An interest rate for saving money from a lending institution. 7. An interest rate for saving money at a savings institution. 8. A story about government and money. 9. A story in the sports section that mentions money. 10.The highest and lowest mortgage rate reported today. #5 Health Scavenger Hunt Using today’s Herald, find the following information . 1. The names of a fruit or a vegetable. 2. A picture of a person looking healthy and happy. 3. A column about a health issue. 4. A photo of a bread, cereal or grain product. 5. A recipe with nutritional analysis. 6. A news story about a medical discovery or research. 7. A photo of a recreation activity. 8. An ad or photo of seafood. 9. A job or career in the health field that is advertised in the Classified section. 10. A TV show about health. 11. The name or photo of a person who has a stressful job. 12. A sport that requires running. 13. An advertisement or news story that mentions a health club. 14. An advertisement that features preventative health treatments, i.e. blood pressure screening. 15. A news story that discusses a type of alternative medicine. #6 Science Scavenger Hunt Use today’s Herald to find, cut, and paste the following items on a sheet of paper. For an optional activity, work in groups and see which group finishes first. 1. A comic that deals with science. Write a sentence to explain how science is involved. 2. A photo of something that can be recycled. 3. The time for high tide today. 4. An article about medicine or nutrition. 5. An ad for something that produces sound. 6. An article about a scientific discovery that will influence the future. Write a sentence explaining how it will affect you and your family. 7. Today’s predicted hi and low temperature for Dallas. 8. A classified ad for a science-related career. 9. Find something other than a weather map that refers to directions (North, South, East, and West). 10.Look on the weather page to see when there will be a full moon. 11.Something that uses electricity. 12.Something that requires the use of a computer. 13.A quote related to science in any way. 14.An article related to pollution or ecology. 15.A comics character defying natural laws. #7 The Good News Scavenger Hunt Using today’s Herald, how many of the following can you find? Be sure to record the page number next to each item. 1. A happy face. 2. Something delicious! 3. A Good News headline. 4. A photo showing the current season of the year. 5. A good movie you want to see. 6. Somebody’s birthday. 7. An animal cartoon. 8. A story that makes you feel good. 9. A place where it is sunny today. 10. Something that makes you laugh. #8 Finding the Opposite Scavenger Hunt Using today’s Herald, find and circle each item listed below. Be sure to record the page number as well. 1. A happy person. 2. Something that moves fast. 3. Something that uses electricity. 4. Something that is hot. 5. Something that you wear in the summer. 6. Something that does not use electricity. 7. Something that is cold. 8. Something that you wear in the winter. 9. Something that moves slowly. 10.A sad person. #9 Getting to Know The Herald Scavenger Hunt 1. What is the cost of The Herald? 2. How many headlines are there on the front page? 3. How many sections does The Herald have? 4. How many subjects are listed in the INDEX? 5. On what page do you find Don Pedro? 6. What is the topic of today’s editorial cartoon? 7. How many LETTERS TO THE EDITOR are featured today? 8. What is the highest temperature predicted for today in Texas? 9. Name a television program that will be on at 9:00 p.m. tonight. 10. Name all of the sports mentioned on the front page of Sports. 11. What business has the largest ad in today’s Herald? 12. Name the pro top sports team in each division for whatever sport is in season. 13. Where is the Herald published? 14. What is the daily circulation of the Herald? 15. List the featured columnists in today’s Herald. #10 Getting Around The Herald Scavenger Hunt Getting Around The Herald is designed to help you learn more about what’s in the newspaper. Working in teams, FIND, CUT and PASTE one sample for each item listed below. - a number greater than one thousand - the price of a pound of meat - the high temperature in a major U.S. city - a person wearing glasses - an international dateline - the name or a photo of an animal - a sports headline - the price of a used car - a game - a letter from someone - an article about a city within 100 miles of Brownsville. - a job you would like to have - a vehicle other than a car - a score of a game - a compound word - an angry word - the TV channel that broadcast a 6:00 p.m. news program - your horoscope for today When you are finished stand up! #11 MATH Scavenger Hunt Using Today’s Herald, find the following. Record the page number for each item. Page # 1. A numeral over 1,000 2. A numeral less than 10 3. A numeral between 10 and 100 4. A telephone number 5. A Roman numeral 6. A radio call number 7. A TV channel number 8. Today’s high temperature 9. An I.D. number of any kind 10. A rectangle 11. A circle 12. A square 13. A triangle 14. A date 15. A mixed number 16. A fraction 17. A decimal, but not money 18. A zip code 19. A percent 20. An age 21. The time of day 22. An area code 23. A graph #12 Primary Scavenger Hunt Using Today’s Herald, find the following. Record the page number for each item. 1. Something to eat 2. Something to drink 3. Something to play with 4. Something to ride in or on 5. Something to wear 6. Something living 7. Something hot 8. Something big 9. Something that makes you frown 10. Something that makes you smile 11. A store 12. A number 13. A male 14. A female 15. Big black print/Teeny tiny print #13 Where Are YOU? Using Today’s Herald, find examples of the following. Record your answers next to each item. 1. A map 2. A state north of Texas 3. The name of a river 4. A story about a physical land feature (desert, ocean, etc.) 5. The country directly north of the U.S. 6. The name of an ocean 7. The name of a great lake 8. The location of our state capital 9. A country in Northern America 10. A mountain range in the U.S. 11. The name of a neighboring community 12. A country where Spanish is spoken 13. A city in Europe 14. A river not in the United States 15. A direction written out in words 16. A photo of someone who does not live in our state 17. A northeastern U.S. state 18. A city in the southwestern U.S. 19. A classified job description that involves geography 20. An island #14 Social Studies Newspaper Scavenger Hunt Using a copy of the Herald, find examples of the following: 1. The name of our President 2. The name of the city where the President lives 3. The city which is our state capital 4. The name of a leader in a) the Middle East b) a Communist country c) Africa 5. The name of a country currently at war 6. The name of the governor of our state 7. The names of two countries involved in WWI 8. The names of two countries involved in WWII (must be different than above) 9. The country in which the Spanish-American war was fought 10. The 2 main countries that fought in the Revolutionary War 11. The largest city by population in your state 12. The name of the U.S. Cabinet member 13. The name of a U.S. ally 14. The first and last states admitted to the Union 15. The name of the first state to secede in the Civil War 16. The names of our political parties 17. The name of a senator for your home state 18. The name of a country in the Common Market 19. The name of a past President 20. The name of the country that gave us the Statue of Liberty 21. The city where the United Nations is located 22. One of the states formed out of the Louisiana Purchase 23. State where the gold rush took place. #15 LANGUAGE ARTS Scavenger Hunt Use today’s Herald to find examples of the following: 1. a proper noun 2. a pair of synonyms 3. a helping verb and a main verb phrase 4. a simple sentence 5. a sentence with a direct object 6. a prepositional phrase 7. a complete quotation 8. a pair of homonyms 9. a personal pronoun 10. an acronym 11. an abbreviation 12. an adjective 13. a compound sentence 14. a common noun 15. a contraction 16. a possessive 17. an adverb 18. a declarative sentence 19. a period 20. a comma 21. a hyphen 22. a colon 23. a semi-colon 24. an exclamation point 25. a question mark #16 Finding Literary Terms Scavenger Hunt Using the Herald, clip and paste examples of the following: Helpful Hint: Have the students define each term before beginning this exercise. To save time, assign a few terms to each student. 1. Irony 2. Simile 3. Metaphor 4. Personification 5. Satire 6. Onomatopoeia 7. Alliteration 8. Consonance 9. Assonance 10.Foreshadowing 11.Sensationalism 12.Hyperbole 13.Understatement 14.Allusion 15.Paradox #17 The Stock Market Scavenger Hunt Look through today’s Herald to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found and record the page number. 1. The change in price of an oil company’s common shares yesterday 2. A news story that might have an impact on the stock market 3. An example of a leading economic indicator 4. A stock that might be considered a good investment 5. An article on the business page that would be of interest to an investor 6. The volume of Lucent common shares traded yesterday 7. The highest price of Microsoft shares yesterday 8. The lowest price for one kind of grain future 9. The price of gold today 10.The closing price of a common and preferred share of the same company 11.A stock that was traded but did not change in price 12.The current price of a mutual fund 13.A stock issued by a local company 14.An article containing one of these words: economy, recession, inflation 15.A chart illustrating statistical data that could be useful to an investor 16.Three examples of terminology associated with the stock market 17.A dividend notice 18.A stock that split this year 19.The 52-week high for Nike 20.The 52-week low for McDonald’s #18 Life Skills Scavenger Hunt Look through today’s Herald to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found and record the page number. 1. An advertisement for a job requiring special skills 2. An example of junk food 3. A cartoon depicting an aspect of human nature 4. An example of respect for children 5. Information which is useful in budgeting or financial planning 6. An example of effective or ineffective human interaction 7. A service in the community for Senior Citizens 8. An example of legal terminology 9. An individual you think has an interesting job 10.An example of energy management or mismanagement 11.An example of local culture 12.A recipe for something nutritious 13.An ad for home care or maintenance services 14.A sale ad for something you would like to purchase 15.Information about renting an apartment #19 Leadership Scavenger Hunt Look through today’s Herald to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found and record the page number. 1. An example of someone who has demonstrated positive leadership 2. An example of someone who has demonstrated negative leadership 3. A sports story that highlights leadership 4. A comic strip that illustrates some aspect of leadership 5. An example of non-political leadership, other than a sports figure 6. A photo or reference of a foreign leader 7. A photo or reference of a federal leader 8. A photo or reference of an educational leader. 9. A photo or reference of a local leader 10.Example of word or names associated with politics 11.A photo or article about a political figure 12.An issue that is important to your community 13.An article about a labor dispute or settlement 14.An example of stereotyping 15.Find a job in the classified section requiring leadership skills #20 Political Scavenger Hunt Look through today’s Herald to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found and record the page number. 1. The name of the mayor of Brownsville 2. A photo of the President of the United States 3. A photo of the Vice-President of the United States 4. The name of the capital of Texas 5. The location of the courthouse 6. The name of our U.S. Representative 7. A story about a law currently in use 8. A photo of police at work 9. A story about a criminal trial 10.A legal notice 11.A story or ad about an election 12.The name of our governor 13.The name or photo of a congressman or senator 14.A story that deals with a legal right 15.An editorial comment about politics or legal rights #21 In the News – Science Scavenger Hunt Look through today’s Herald to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found and record the page number. 1. A simple machine 2. A scientific fact 3. A sweet or sour taste found naturally 4. An animal picture 5. A pleasant smell found in nature 6. A person who has a career in science 7. A movie with a science theme 8. A scientific term 9. A photo of something that makes a sound 10.An example of nutritious food 11.A job requiring a science degree 12.An example of conservation 13.An example of government’s involvement in science 14.The community with the highest temp and lowest temp in the world 15.The name of a television show relating to science 16.An ad for a science related occupation that didn’t exist 20 years ago 17.An opinion about science #22 Scavenger Hunt Look through today’s Herald to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found and record the page number. 1. A job requiring a science degree 2. A cartoon or comic strip that shows someone at work 3. An employment ad from the Classified Section 4. A photo of a business person who has received a new job 5. A classified ad for a job that a high school student could apply for 6. Find an employment opportunity in agriculture 7. Find an employment opportunity in medicine 8. A display ad for a national company 9. An ad that advertises for a job in another state 10.A photo, caption or classified ad for the oddest job you can find 11.Find a job that you would like to have someday 12.Find a job that requires you to wear a uniform 13.Find a job that requires technical skills 14.Find a news article about a woman and her job 15.Write a classified ad for your dream job #23 Environmental Scavenger Hunt Look through today’s Herald to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found and record the page number. 1. A story about the environment 2. An example of pollution 3. Something that burns fossil fuels 4. An ad for a product made from a renewable resource 5. A classified ad for a non-polluting form of transportation 6. A comic strip character whose actions may be harmful to the environment 7. The name of a company that uses non-renewable resources 8. Something that can be recycled 9. An opinion about the environment 10.The city recording the highest temp 11.The time and channel of a TV program that relates to the environment 12.A product that uses chlorofluorocarbons 13.A photo or news story about someone doing something good for the environment 14.Information about a socially responsible business 15.A global food issue #24 Find it on the Sports Page Scavenger Hunt Look through the Sports Section in today’s Herald to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found and record the page number. 1. A starting time for an event 2. The name of The Herald’s Sports Editor 3. The name of a happy person in a photo 4. A close score 5. List all of the different sports mentioned in the section 6. Two headlines that indicate victory 7. A photo indicating conflict 8. An article for a sports event that is not occurring in the U.S. 9. A verb that indicates a win 10. A verb that indicates a loss 11. Name (3) teams from California 12. Name (2) teams from Canada 13. Find the current record of a TX team 14. Write down all of the adjectives used in the headlines on the front of the Sports page 15. What sporting events will be on TV tonight? #25 Finding information in The Herald Scavenger Hunt Look through today’s Herald to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found and record the page number. 1. A news capsule or summary 2. The Herald index 3. Two headlines 4. Two bylines 5. Weather map 6. Local dateline 7. National dateline 8. International dateline 9. Obituary 10. Birth Announcement 11. Funeral notice 12. Editorial 13. Editorial cartoon 14. Police report 15. Display advertisement 16. Sports photo 17. National sports story 18. Local sports story 19. Box store 20. Dear Abby column 21. Movie theater listings 22. Two favorite comic strips 23. Price listing for classified ads 24. The 2 most appealing ads 25. 2 classified ad listings for something students want to own #26 Primary Scavenger Hunt Look through today’s Herald to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found and record the page number. 1. Something to drink 2. Something to wear 3. A number 4. Something that makes you smile 5. Something that is living 6. Something hot 7. Something cold 8. Something to eat 9. Something in BIG print 10. Something in little print 11. Something in color 12. A square 13. A circle 14. A word that starts with the first letter of your first name 15. A word that starts with the first letter of your last name 16. Something fun to do 17. A map 18. The letter T 19. A phone number 20. A cartoon #27 Race Around The Herald Primary Scavenger Hunt Find, cut, and paste one of each of the items below from today’s Herald. 1. A picture of food 2. A number between 1 and 10 3. A recipe 4. A picture of an item and the price 5. The time a movie begins 6. A comic where the animal talks 7. A coupon 8. A phone number for a used car 9. A photo of a person wearing glasses 10.The name of a city in Texas 11.The hi and low temperature in Dallas 12.A Letter to the Editor 13.The name of a city not in Texas 14.A headline 15.Someone playing a sport #28 Newspaper Fun Scavenger Hunt Look through today’s Herald to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found and record the page number. 1. Find a word that describes you 2. Find a Letter to the Editor 3. Find a used car ad 4. Find a synonym for the word beat on the sports page 5. Find a cartoon about kids 6. Find a story about a hero 7. Find the headline from the most important story on the front page 8. Find the name of a city in a state that borders yours 9. Find the name of a department store 10.Find 3 words that you could use in a Halloween story 11.What is the name of a TV show on Channel 4 at 8:00 p.m. tonight? 12.Find a number written as a word 13.Find a good news headline 14.Find a word with 3 syllables 15.Find a story that mentions an animal 16.Find a sentence that expresses an opinion 17.Find an ad for something you would like to buy 18.Find a story that mentions a local sports team 19.Find the name of a city that you would like to visit 20.Find five items that you might take to a picnic 21.Find a headline from a local story 22.Find a chart or graph #29 Math Scavenger Hunt Find, cut and paste one of each of the items below from today’s Herald. 1. Numeral over 1,000 2. Numeral less than 10 3. Numeral between 10 and 100 4. Telephone number 5. Address 6. Mixed number 7. Fraction 8. Decimal number, but not money 9. An age 10. Date 11. Zip code 12. Roman Numeral 13. A number written in words 14. Radio call number 15. TV channel number 16. I.D. number of any kind 17. Square 18. Circle 19. Rectangle 20. Parallel line 21. Any type of graph, bar chart, etc. 22. Today’s high temperature 23. Today’s low temperature 24. Sunrise (time) 25. Sunset (time) #30 NIE for K--3 Scavenger Hunt Find, cut and paste one of each of the items below from today’s Herald. 1. Something to eat 2. Something to drink 3. Something to play with 4. Something to ride in or on 5. Something to wear 6. Something living 7. Something hot 8. Something cold 9. Something that’s big 10.Something that’s small 11.Something that you find outside 12.Something that you find inside 13.Something that makes you happy 14.Something that makes you sad 15.Something that you can bring to school 16.BIG, black print 17.Teeny, tiny print 18.A color photo 19.A girl 20.A boy #31 Classified Advertising Scavenger Hunt II Using today’s Herald, find a job that: 1. pays the most money per month 2. pays the most money per hour 3. is the greatest distance away from home 4. is the closest to home 5. has the longest list of qualifications 6. requires a BS or BA 7. requires a Ph.D. 8. requires experience 9. requires no experience 10.will provide training 11.requires you to work at night 12.requires you to work with food 13.requires typing skills 14.requires computer skills 15.requires you to sell a product/service 16.requires you to like working with animals 17.pays commission 18.requires a driver’s license 19.requires you to be bilingual 20.requires you to travel #32 Newspaper Scavenger Hunt Word Fun Find the following items from today’s Herald. 1. Five food names. 2. Five palindromes. A palindrome is a word that reads the same forward and backward. Example: sees, bob 3. Five words that you can print an anagram beside. An anagram is a word whose letters can be arranged to form a new word. Example: nest--sent 4. A sample of alliteration. Alliteration is the occurrence of two or more words or word groups that begin with the same consonant sound. Example: the big, bad, bear 5. Five nouns and an adjective to describe each one. 6. Five words that still make a word when you remove the first letter. Example: when hen 7. Make up a seven-word sentence by using at least three different ads or headlines. 8. Find ten words that begin with the same letters. Glue them in alphabetical order and number them from 1-10. 9. Find three pairs of rhyming words. 10.Find five compound words. #33 Four Season Scavenger Hunt Fun This is an inexpensive, quick, adaptable, and fun way to reinforce a wide variety of vocabulary and grammar skills for students of all ages. Begin with a stack of newspapers. Using a seasonal pattern (i.e. leaf for fall, a snowman for winter, etc.), cut enough newspapers so that each child has a playing piece. Play the game just like Bingo until one student has crossed out a set number of items. Change the number of items needed to win to reflect the time and attention span of your students. Select items for the students to look for from the list below or add your own using recently taught skills in language arts, reading, and social studies. This makes a great all-around game that can be used throughout the school year. If you don’t want to cut the newspapers, have each student use a certain page or section of the Herald to complete the game. On your game piece find the following: a number word a capital V the word free a question mark a proper noun a word in boldface type an exclamation point the word I a verb a color word quotation marks the name of something a preposition the name of a street a photo number greater than 10 a dollar sign a weather word a number the same as your age the name of a movie the name of a food the name of a city an animal name the name of a book an adjective the name of a sports team a word that describes you the title of a TV program #34 A Water Scavenger Hunt Using today’s Herald find and clip examples of the following: 1. One of the three forms of water: liquid, solid, or gas. 2. A plant or animal that lives underwater or in a wetland habitat. 3. A news story or photo about water safety or a water hazard. 4. A job that requires you to use water. 5. A photo or news story about water pollution 6. A product that is mostly water. 7. Find out how much rain has fallen in the Brownsville area year to date. 8. Find an advertisement for a product or service that conserves water. 9. When will it rain again? 10. Where is it raining in the United States today? #35 Play Ball! The Sports Page Scavenger Hunt Use The Herald’s Sports page to complete this fun activity 1. How many sports stories are there? 2. Cut out a photo of an athlete featured in today’s Herald. Paste it here 3. Who is it? 4. What sport does he or she play? What team does he or she play on? 5. Find the names of three team sports. 6. Read the sports headlines and make a list of the nouns, verbs, and adjectives you found. NOUNS VERBS ADJECTIVES 7. Select your favorite photo and answer the following questions: Who is featured in the photo? What is happening in the photo? When did it happen? Where did it happen? Why did it happen? #36 Cross-Curriculum Scavenger Hunt 1. a picture that catches your eye 2. an ad for something you want to buy 3. a colorful adjective 4. a weather report 5. a word that is new to your vocabulary 6. a number over 100 7. a word that describes you 8. a picture of an animal 9. your favorite cartoon 10.someone’s opinion 11.an abbreviation 12.a car you’d like to buy 13.a TV show you’d like to watch tonight 14.a classified ad for a job that you’d like to have 15.a picture that describes you 16.a word that describes you 17.a picture of someone you recognize 18.a map 19.a graph or chart 20.an ad for a store that you like to shop at #37 Step Back in Time: The Paul Revere Scavenger Hunt Directions: ―The British are coming, the British are coming!‖ Now you must help Paul Revere complete his famous ride. Using the ads in your copy of the Herald, help this patriot complete his task of warning the citizenry of danger. The Herald is full of ads for modern inventions that Paul didn’t have in his day. Go ahead and use them to help him as much as possible. However, you must find a mode of transportation typical of the time. Remember, he’s in a hurry! 1. Notify Paul of his task 2. Clothe him 3. Find him a mode of transportation (remember, it must be typical of Paul’s time) 4. Discover a way for him to inform the citizenry 5. The task is exhausting! He will need one rest stop in order to eat. Find him a restaurant. 6. Paul also needs to stop and refuel his mode of transportation. Find a place to do this as well. 7. Paul has successfully completed his task and needs some rest and relaxation. Please arrange this for him. Extending This Activity Place students in groups and elect a chairperson. Have the students compare their responses to questions #1-7. Select the answers recorded most often to represent the group. In the event of a tie, have the group vote. Ask each group to present a report that reflects their responses. Have the groups dramatize Paul’s remarkable ride, using their responses. Ask: How many purchases did you need to make for Paul? How much did the mission cost? How much time did it take for him to complete the mission? Have the students write their own news story about Paul’s ride. #38 Political Scavenger Hunt Collect as many of the following items from The Herald that you can find in the time period designated by your teacher. Use the items you find to make a poster in class bulletin board that tells about the election. 1. A Republican party symbol 2. A Democratic party symbol 3. A political cartoon 4. Photos of the presidential and vice-presidential candidates 5. A newspaper headline about the election 6. The name of the president and vice-presidential candidates 7. The names of some local politicians 8. Photos of some local politicians. 9. Polling information 10.Letter to the Editor regarding the election 11.A newspaper endorsement 12.Find out where the candidates are campaigning today 13.An article or column by the State House Reporter for The Herald 14.An article about a local campaign 15.Information about the Texas governor’s race #39 Logos & Symbols Scavenger Hunt How many logos and symbols can you find in today’s Herald? Circle each logo that you find in the Herald, from the list below and record the page number. Logos/Symbol Page # A credit card logo A weather symbol A local business logo A national business logo The Herald logo (not on the front page) A seasonal logo A holiday symbol A restaurant logo A logo from business closest to your home A logo from a medical practice A sports apparel logo A sports team logo A political symbol #40 Holiday Scavenger Hunt Use The Herald to locate each of the following items. When you have located the item, clip it out and glue it in the space provided. A holiday symbol A holiday recipe A picture of a person who has the holiday spirit A traditional holiday food A snow symbol A picture of something you’d love to receive for Christmas A story about someone who has the holiday spirit An ad featuring a holiday sale A weather forecast predicting snow A holiday television program #41 Alien Snatch Scavenger Hunt Aliens from another planet to create an ideal society by taking the most important ideas, people, and products from Earth. You are an alien member of the ―Search & Snatch Squad‖ assigned to complete the task. Step 1: In the next 2 minutes, look through The Herald and pick a person or group of people that you would snatch and write it down. Clip articles or pictures to document your choice. Step 2: You now have 2 minutes to choose a concept or idea to snatch. Write it down and find newspaper articles that indicate that this concept is useful to the well-being of earthlings. Step 3: You now have 2 minutes to choose a living (non-human) or non-living thing to snatch. Write it down and clip related newspaper articles or pictures showing its value to earthlings. Step 4: Divide the class into groups of 4, these are called Alien Squads. Give your Alien Squad a name. Now, compare your answers to STEPS 1-3. Your Alien Squad must reach an agreement on one person (group); one concept or idea; and one thing to snatch from Earth. You have 7 minutes to complete this assignment. Each group will present its results. ********News flash from Alien Headquarters********* ―The Guardians have decreed that whatever or whomever ye shall take from Earth will not, nor any of its effect, remain upon earth.‖ Step 5: What does the news flash mean? Discuss it with your Alien Squad and record your answer here. Now, take 6 minutes and recreate the headline and lead paragraph of the story as it would appear on the front page of The Herald following the snatch. Use the space provided below and the back of this sheet to complete your assignment. #42 People in the News Scavenger Hunt Using today’s Herald, find an example of each type of person listed below. Record your answer and the page number in the space provided. If possible, clip a picture of the person as well. Name Page# 1. An elected Federal official 2. An elected State official 3. A elected local official 4. An athlete 5. A movie or TV star 6. An entertainer 7. A newspaper reporter 8. A newspaper columnist 9. A cartoon character 10. A business person 11. A real estate person 12. A person in crime prevention 13. A person in health care 14. A military person 15. An educator 16. An international figure 17. A student 18. A baby 19. A person from your town 20. A person in an advertisement #43 Do the Math Scavenger Hunt 1. Write down the number of pages in today’s Herald. 2. Add the number of items/sections listed in the Index 3. Subtract the number of cutlines on page 3 4. Subtract the number of Letters to the Editor 5. Add the number of words in the lead headline on the front page 6. Add the predicted low temperature for today in Brownsville 7. Subtract the number of bylines on the front page of the Sports section 8. Add the number of comic strips with 4 panels 9. Add the cost of a single issue 10.Subtract the number of letters in the first dateline found in the Business section (top, left side) Your Grand Total Check with your classmates. Was your total the same? If not, compare your answers to find your error and try the journey again. #44 Halloween Haunting Newspaper Scavenger Hunt Let’s stir up some Halloween fun! Use today’s Herald to find the items and complete the haunt. Record your answer and the page number for each item. Page # The scariest news item you can find A classified ad for something a witch might use A picture of a Halloween symbol other than a pumpkin The longest word you can find that includes the letters b-o-o in order Five item that should be included in a witch’s brew A pumpkin A display ad/illustration of something that would make an unusual treat Something that’s shaped like a witch’s hat A comic character that would get along well with a witch The word Halloween Find antonyms for black, frightened, scary, trick and treat Find 3 words that describe Halloween Will there be a full moon on Halloween? Yes______ No ______ #45 Race Around The Herald Scavenger Hunt This activity is a race designed to get you around The Herald. The more quickly you get to know The Herald and its contents, the better your chances are of winning. Write the selection name and the page number on the lines provided next to each item. Find Section and Page # 1. An editorial 2. A sports score 3. A syndicated column 4. A map 5. The name of a politician 6. The headline of a story about your community 7. A movie theater ad 8. A letter to Dear Abby 9. An international story 10.The Herald Index 11.The name of The Herald publisher 12.The NASDAQ stock listing 13.A national news story 14.A Herald columnist 15.A feature When you have finished your hunt, raise your hand. See who can race through the Herald the quickest! #46 The Herald Scavenger Hunt Using today’s Herald, find the answers to the following questions. 1. On the front page of The Herald, where did the most important story take place? 2. What is the cost of a 3-line classified ad for one day? 3. When will there be a full moon again? 4. Who is the editor of The Herald? 5. On what page of The Herald can you find a local, state, national, and international story? 6. In what year did The Herald start publishing? 7. Name three Herald reporters? 8. How much does it cost to purchase a used Honda? 9. Who/What is the subject of today’s political cartoon? 10. What are the page numbers where the comics are found? #47 Holiday Scavenger Hunt A Well-Read Pumpkin, Turkey, Snowman, Heart, etc. It’s inexpensive. It’s quick. It’s adaptable for many holidays AND can be used to reinforce a wide variety of vocabulary and grammar skills. Begin with a stack of Herald newspapers. Using a holiday pattern (i.e. a pumpkin, snowman, heart, etc.) cut enough shapes from the newspaper for each student in the class. Then play just like Bingo until one student has crossed out fifteen items. Change the number of items needed to win to fit the time and attention span of your students. Select items for your students to look for from the list below. Add your own – using recently taught skills in language arts, reading, science, social studies and math. Change the shape for the holiday, and you have an all-around review game that costs nothing! Have the students locate: any word from the pledge of allegiance the name of a street a number word a numeral greater than 10; less than 100 a question mark a number the same as your age a capital V the name of a food an exclamation point the name of a city a proper noun a headline the word free the name of a foreign country a word in boldface type the name of an ocean a compound word a dollar sign the word I a weather word a verb an animal name a color word a short ―i‖ word a preposition the name of a book the title of a TV program the capital of Texas #48 Science Scavenger Hunt Look through your newspaper to locate the following items: A simple machine A scientific fact A sweet taste or sour taste found naturally An animal picture A person who has a career in science A movie with a scientific theme A scientific term A picture of something that makes a sound An example of a nutritious food A job requiring a science degree something that runs on a battery an example of conservation and example of how people are helping nature an example of government’s involvement in science an example of chemistry in today’s world the name of a television program relating to science an item made of animal, vegetable, or mineral material an opinion about science the city with the highest temperature the city with the lowest temperature #49 Language Arts Scavenger Hunt II Find as many of these as you can in today’s newspaper. Write them next to the prompt. 1. A sentence that contains both a proper and a common noun from the front page. 2. Three adjectives from the comics. 3. A simple sentence from the obituaries. 4. A compound sentence. 5. A quotation from the editorial page. 6. An exclamatory sentence. 7. A fact. 8. Three action verbs from the Sports Section. 9. Two compound words. 10.A word the describes you. 11.A question? 12.A new word to your vocabulary. 13.An opinion. 14.A salutation. 15.A simile.