Lesson Plan

Creating a Newspaper

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Get the scoop with a fun, engaging newspaper project. After analyzing the parts of a newspaper, including the headline, subtitles, and pictures or images, young journalists get to work by writing their own stories in a newspaper article format.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a cross-curricular project between social studies and language arts for learners to write about current events
  • Set your newspaper during a particular time period that corresponds with your class novel unit, and have young writers report on events that come up in the book
  • Publish the newspapers to display for an Open House or Parents' Night
Classroom Considerations
  • Some of the formatting on the worksheets is a little small and hard to read
  • Lesson is divided into seven sessions, but you could organize it differently based on the length of your class periods and needs of your curriculum
  • Versatile for any subject or topic you're covering
  • Focuses on nonfiction text features
  • Great for both language arts and journalism classes
  • Provides all necessary worksheet and auxiliary materials
  • The link in the fourth session is not working
Common Core