The Hood County News' Newspaper Scavenger Hunt Guide The Hood County News' 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 1.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. 2.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. 3.The scavenger hunt could be limited to just one page or section of the Hood County News, depending on the age and ability of the class. 4.Teachers could impose a time limit on each question or on the complete scavenger hunt. 5.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! Martha Pyron Newspaper in Education Director Hood County News created by Sandy McGehee, The Brownsville Herald December 2009 – Scavenger Hunt Guide Scavenger Hunt Guide Contents 6.Language Arts Scavenger Hunt 7.Search and Find by Page Number Scavenger Hunt 8.Classified Advertising Scavenger Hunt 9.Economics Scavenger Hunt 10.Health Scavenger Hunt 11.Science Scavenger Hunt 12.The Good News Scavenger Hunt 13.Finding the Opposite Scavenger Hunt 14.Getting to Know Hood County News Scavenger Hunt 15.Getting Around Hood County News Scavenger Hunt 16.Math Scavenger Hunt 17.Primary Grades Scavenger Hunt 18.Where Are You? Geography Scavenger Hunt 19.Social Studies Newspaper Scavenger Hunt 20.Language Arts Scavenger Hunt 21.Finding Literary Terms Scavenger Hunt 22.The Stock Market Scavenger Hunt 23.Life Skills Scavenger Hunt 24.Leadership Scavenger Hunt 25.Political Scavenger Hunt 26.In the News Scavenger Hunt 27.Careers Scavenger Hunt 28.Environmental Scavenger Hunt 29.Find it on the Sports Page Scavenger Hunt 30.Finding Information in the Hood County News Scavenger Hunt 31.Primary Grades Scavenger Hunt III 32.Race Around the Hood County News Scavenger Hunt 33.Newspaper Fun Scavenger Hunt 34.Math Scavenger Hunt 35.NIE for K to 3 Scavenger Hunt 36.Classified Advertising Scavenger Hunt II 37.Word Fun Newspaper Scavenger Hunt 38.Four Seasons Scavenger Hunt 39.A Water Scavenger Hunt 40.Play Ball! The Sports Page Scavenger Hunt 41.Cross Curriculum Scavenger Hunt 42.Step Back in Time: The Paul Revere Scavenger Hunt 43.Political Scavenger Hunt 44.Logos & Symbols Scavenger Hunt 45.Holiday Scavenger Hunt 46.Alien Snatch Scavenger Hunt 47.People in the News Scavenger Hunt 48.Do the Math Scavenger Hunt 49.Halloween Haunting Scavenger Hunt 50.Race Around the Hood County News Scavenger Hunt II 51.Hood County News Scavenger Hunt 52.Holiday Scavenger Hunt Bingo 53.Science Scavenger Hunt 54.Language Arts Scavenger Hunt II 55.Getting to Know the Hood County News Scavenger Hunt II 56.Citizenship Scavenger Hunt 57.Working Together Scavenger Hunt #1 Language Arts Scavenger Hunt Find as many of these as you can in today's Hood County News. Write them next to the prompt. 58.A common noun and a proper noun _________________________________________ 59.A main verb and a helping verb _________________________________________ 60.A simple sentence _________________________________________ 61.A compound sentence _________________________________________ 62.An incomplete sentence or sentence fragment ___________________________________ 63.An adjective and the noun it describes _________________________________________ 64.An adverb and the verb it describes _________________________________________ 65.A quotation—include the quotation marks _________________________________________ 66.A simile. _________________________________________ 67.A picture caption that lists who, what, where and why (optional). Write the entire caption here. _____________________________________________________________________________ Bonus: 1.Find a pair of synonyms _____________________________________________________ 2.Find a pair of homonyms _____________________________________________________ #2 Search and Find by Page Number Scavenger Hunt Look through today's Hood County News 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 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 Hood County News. 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 listings. 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 Economics Scavenger Hunt See how many of the following items you can find in today's Hood County News. Record the page number next to each item. 1.A Classified ad for a service ______ 2.The average price of a Kia ______ 3.A stock that has increase 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 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 Hood County News, find the following information. 1.The names of a fruit or 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 screenings. 15.A news story that discusses a type of alternative medicine. #6 Science Scavenger Hunt Use today's Hood County News 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 photo of something that can be recycled. 2.An article about medicine or nutrition. 3.An ad for something that produces sound. 4.An article about a scientific discovery that will influence the future. Write a sentence explaining how it will affect you and your family. 5.Today's predicted high and low temperature for Granbury. 6.A classified ad for a science-related career. 7.Find something other than a weather map that refers to directions (North, South, East, and West) 8.Something that uses electricity. 9.Something that requires the use of a computer. 10.A quote related to science in any way. 11.An article related to pollution or ecoloogy. #7 The Good News Scavenger Hunt Using today's Hood County News, 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 ______ 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 Hood County News, find a 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 Hood County News Scavenger Hunt 1.What is the cost of the Hood County News? 2.How many headlines are there on the front page? 3.How many sections does the Hood County News have? 4.How many subjects are listed in the INDEX? 5.On what page do you find Kid Scoop? 6.What is the highest temperature predicted for today in Hood County? 7.Name a television program that will be on at 9:00 p.m. Tonight. 8.Name all of the sports mentioned on the front page of Sports. 9.What business has the largest ad in today's Hood County News? 10.What year did the Hood County News begin publication? 11.Who is the director of the Newspapers in Education department? 12.What is the name of the publisher of the Hood County News? #10 Getting Around the Hood County News Scavenger Hunt Getting Around the Hood County News 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 Granbury a person wearing glasses 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 50 miles of Granbury a job you would like to have a vehicle other than a car a score of a game a compound word an angry word When you are finished stand up! #11 MATH Scavenger Hunt Using today's Hood County News, find the following. Record the page number for each item. 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 Hood County News, 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? Scavenger Hunt Using today's Hood County News, 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, lake, etc) ______ 5.The name of an ocean ______ 6.The name of a lake ______ 7.A town in Hood County other than Granbury ______ 8.The name of a neighboring community ______ 9.A direction written out in words ______ 10.A photo of someone who does not live in our county ______ 11.A classified job description that involves geography ______ 12.An island ______ #14 Social Studies Newspaper Scavenger Hunt Using a copy of the Hood County News, find examples of the following. Record the page number where you found each item. 1.The name of our mayor _________________________________ 2.The name of a leader in a) our community _________________________________ b) our county _________________________________ c) our state _________________________________ 3.The name of a country currently at war _________________________________ 4.The name of the governor of our state _________________________________ 5.The largest city by population in our county _________________________________ 6.The name of our state representative _________________________________ 7.The name of our state senator _________________________________ 8.The names of our political parties _________________________________ 9.The name of a past commissioner _________________________________ #15 LANGUAGE ARTS Scavenger Hunt Use today's Hood County News to find examples of the following. Remember to list the page number where you located each item. 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 Hood County News, 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 Note: The Hood County News does not cover the stock market, but this would be a good project for homework or library research in some of the larger dailies Look through today's newspapers to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found and record the name of the newspaper and 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 Hood County News 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.An example of respect for children 4.Information which is useful in budgeting or financial planning 5.An example of effective or ineffective human interaction 6.A service in the community for Senior Citizens 7.An example of legal terminology 8.An individual you think has an interesting job 9.An example of energy management of mismanagement 10.An example of local culture 11.A recipe for something nutritious 12.An ad for home care or maintenance services 13.A sale ad for something you would like to purchase 14.Information about renting an apartment #19 Leadership Scavenger Hunt Look through today's Hood County News 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.An example of non-political leadership, other than a sports figure. 5.A photo or reference of a federal leader. 6.A photo or reference of a local leader. 7.A photo or references of an educational leader. 8.Example of word or names associated with politics. 9.A photo or article about a political figure. 10.An issue that is important to your community. 11.An article about a labor dispute or settlement. 12.An example of stereotyping. 13.Find a job in the Classified section requiring leadership skills. #20 Political Scavenger Look through today's Hood County News to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found and record the page number. 1.The name of the mayor of Granbury. 2.A photo of the County Judge of Hood County. 3.A photo of the Chief of Police of Granbury. 4.The name of the capital of Texas 5.The location of the main courthouse. 6.The name of our U.S. Representative 7.A story about a law currently in use. 8.A photo of the Sheriff's department 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 of 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 Hood County News 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 name of a television show relating to science 15.An ad for a science related occupation that didn't exist 20 years ago 16.An opinion about science #22 Career Scavenger Hunt Look through today's Hood County News 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 photo 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 the 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 Hood County News 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.The name of a company that uses non-renewable resources 7.Something that can be recycled 8.An opinion about the environment 9.The time and channel of a TV program that relates to the environment 10.A product that uses chlorofluorocarbons 11.A photo or news story about someone doing something good for the environment 12.Information about a socially responsible business 13.A global food issue #24 Find it on the Sports Page Scavenger Hunt Look through the Sports Section in today's Hood County News 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 Hood County News' 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.Find the current record of a Texas team 12.Write down all of the adjectives used in the headlines on the front of the Sports page. 13.What sporting events will be played tonight #25 Finding information in the Hood County News Scavenger Hunt Look through today's Hood County News 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 Hood County News index 3.Two headlines 4.Two bylines 5.Obituary 6.Birth Announcement 7.Display advertisement 8.Sports photo 9.Local sports story 10.Box store 11.Movie theater listings 12.Price listing for classified ads 13.The 2 most appealing ads 14.A classified ad listing for something students want to own #26 Primary Scavenger Hunt III Look through today's Hood County News 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 Hood County News Primary Scavenger Hunt Find, cut and paste one of each of the items below from today's Hood County News. 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 coupon 7.A phone number for a used car 8.A photo of a person wearing glasses 9.The name of a city in Texas 10.The name of a city not in Texas 11.A headline 12.Someone playing a sport #28 Newspaper Fun Scavenger Hunt Look through today's Hood County News to locate the following. Make a note of what you found and record the page number. 1.Find a word that describes you 2.Find a used car ad 3.Find a synonym for the word “beat” on the sports page 4.Find a story about a hero 5.Find the headline from the most important story on the front page 6.Find the name of a city in a state that borders Texas 7.Find the name of a department store 8.Find a number written as a word 9.Find a word with 3 syllables 10.Find a story that mentions an animal 11.Find a sentence that expresses an opinion 12.Find an ad for something you would like to buy 13.Find a story that mentions a local sports team 14.Find the name of a city that you would like to visit 15.Find five items that you might take to a picnic 16.Find a chart or graph #29 Math Scavenger Hunt Find, cut and pst one of each of the items below from today's Hood County News. 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.TV channel number 15.I.D. Number of any kind 16.Square 17.Circle 18.Rectangle 19.Parallel lines 20.Any type of graph, bar chart, etc. 21.Today's high temperature 22.Today's low temperature 23.Sunrise (time) 24.Sunset (time) #30 NIE for K—3 Scavenger Hunt Find, cut and paste one of each of the items below from today's Hood County News. 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 Hood County News, 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 Hood County News. Make a note of what you found and record the page number. 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 dame 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, 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 dor add your sown using recently taught skills in language arts, ready , and social studies. This makes a great all-around game that can be used throughout the school year. If yo don't want to cut the newspapers, have each student use a certain page or section of the Hood County News 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 great than 10 A dollar sign A weather word A number the same as your age The name of a city The name of a movie The name of a food An animal name The name of a Bookan 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 Hood County News, find and clip examples of the following. Make a note of what you found and record the page number. 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 the 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 Hood County 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 state today? #35 Play Ball! The Sports Page Scavenger Hunt Use the Hood County News Sports pages to complete this fun activity. 1.How many sports stories are there? 2.Cut out a photo of an athlete featured in today's Hood County News. Paste it here: 1.Who is it? 2.What sport does he or she play? 3.What team does he or she play on? 4.Find the names of three team sports. 5.Read the sports headlines and make a list of the nouns, verbs, and adjectives you found. NOUNS VERBS ADJECTIVES 1.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 Look through today's Hood County News to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found and record the page number. 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.Someone's opinion 10.An abbreviation 11.A car you'd like to buy 12.A TV show you'd like to watch tonight 13.A classified ad for a job that you'd like to have 14.A picture that describes you 15.A word that describes you 16.A picture of someone you recognize 17.A map 18.A graph or chart 19.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 Hood County News, help this patriot compete his task of warning the citizenry of danger. The Hood County News 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 questons #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 Hood County News that you can find in the time period designated by your teacher. Use the items you find to make a poster or 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 mayor and county judge candidates 5.A newspaper headline about the election 6.The names of the mayor and county judge 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 about the local election #39 Logos & Symbols Scavenger Hunt How many logos and symbols can you find in today's Hood County News? Circle each logo that you find in the Hood County News from the list below and record the page number. Logos/Symbols Page # A credit card log A weather symbol A local business logo A national business logo The Hood County News 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 logo #40 Holiday Scavenger Hunt Use the Hood County News 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 plan 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 Hood County News 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 4, these are called Alien Squads. Give you 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 Hood County News 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 Hood County News, find an example of each type of person listed below. Record your answer and 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.An 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 church or club 20.A person in an advertisement #43 Do the Math Scavenger Hunt 1.Write down the number of pages in today's Hood County News. 2.Add the number of items/sections listed in the Index 3.Subtract the number of cutlines on page 3A 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 Granbury 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 years the Hood County News has been published Your Grand Total = Check with your classmates. Was your total the same? If not, compare y9our answers to find your (or their) error and try the journey again. #44 Halloween Haunting Newspaper Scavenger Hunt Let's stir up some Halloween fun! Use today's Hood County News to find the items and complete the haunt. Record your answer and 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 items 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 Hood County News Scavenger Hunt This activity is a race designed to get you around the Hood County News. The more quickly you get to know the Hood County News and its contents, the better your chances are of winning. Record the letter of the section and the page number on the lines provided next to each item. Find Section/Page # 1.An editorial ____________ 2.A sports score ____________ 3.A guest 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.The Hood County News Index ____________ 9.The name of the Hood County News publisher ____________ 10.A feature story ____________ When you have finished your hung, raise your hand. See who can race through the Hood County News the quickest! #46 Hood County News Scavenger Hunt Using today's Hood County News, find the answers to the following questions: 1.One the front page of the Hood County News, were did the most important story take place? 2.What is the cost of a “Wheelin & Dealin'” ad in the classified section?: 3.What is the cost of a 1-year, in-county subscription? 4.Who is the editor of the Hood County News? 5.On what pages of the Hood County News will you find stories about schools in Hood County? 6.In what year did the Hood County News start publishing? 7.Name the publisher and assistant publisher of the Hood County News. 8.How much does it cost to purchase an adult ticket to the movies before 6pm? 9.Who/What is the subject of today's lead story? 10.What is/are the page number(s) where the obituaries can be 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 Hood County News 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 you 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 An 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 Hood County News. 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 classified section. 3.A simple sentence from the obituaries. 4.A compound sentence. 5.A quotation. 6.An exclamatory sentence. 7.A fact. 8.Three action verbs from the sports section. 9.Two compound words. 10.A word that describes you. 11.A question? 12.A new word to your vocabulary. 13.An opinion. 14.A salutation. 15.A simile. #50 Getting to Know the Hood County News Scavenger Hunt II How many of these items can you find in today's Hood County News? Next to each item, write the page number on which you found it. 1.The name of Texas' capitol city_______________________________________________ 2.Letters from readers________________________________________________________ 3.A picture of a car or truck____________________________________________________ 4.A map____________________________________________________________________ 5.A picture of someone wearing a hat_____________________________________________ 6.A verb (action word)_________________________________________________________ 7.An advertisement for something you'd like to buy__________________________________ 8.An abbreviation_____________________________________________________________ 9.A cartoon__________________________________________________________________ 10.A picture of an athlete________________________________________________________ 11.A brand name_______________________________________________________________ 12.Today's forecast_____________________________________________________________ 13.A picture of food_____________________________________________________________ 14.A word that describes an emotion________________________________________________ 15.Movie theater listings_________________________________________________________ 16.A website address____________________________________________________________ 17.A place that looks fun to visit___________________________________________________ 18.A headline__________________________________________________________________ 19.An animal__________________________________________________________________ 20.The name of an athletic team___________________________________________________ #51 Citizenship Scavenger Hunt Survey today's newspaper to locate each of the following items. Write the page number and a key word from the headline to prove you found it. 1.A leader of a foreign country ___________________________________ 2.A term used in geography ___________________________________ 3.A country that is not a democracy ___________________________________ 4.A U.S. Senator, rep or cabinet member ___________________________________ 5.An event in a foreign country that will likely affect the U.S. _______________________ 6.A story about one of the three branches of government _____________________________ 7.A story related to the economy ___________________________________ 8.An action taken by local government ___________________________________ 9.Evidence of freedom of religion or lack of it ___________________________________ 10.A national issue you'd act on by voting, petitioning, etc._____________________________ #52 Working Together Scavenger Hunt Have students work in pairs or small groups to search the newspaper for: A picture of people getting along Pg#______ A headline that uses a synonym for conflict Pg# ______ A map that shows a trouble spot Pg#______ An advertisement for an item that can be used with another person Pg#______ An organization that encourages people to work together Pg#______ Afterward, have students analyze the effectiveness of their group dynamics. How well did they get along? Were there any conflicts in the group? How were they resolved?