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Expository Writing - Students Create a Themed Newspaper

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Expository Writing - Students Create a Themed Newspaper
Expository Writing - Students Create a Themed Newspaper
Expository Writing - Students Create a Themed Newspaper
Expository Writing - Students Create a Themed Newspaper
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A fun and creative way for students to learn about expository writing! Students practice writing in 3rd person, answering the 5 w's and working in the style of a newspaper. Can easily be adapted for different ages and abilities. Assignment sheet is in the style of a newspaper as an example.

Includes 6 pages - assignment sheet, brainstorming worksheet, 3 newspaper templates and a detailed marking rubric.

If you like this product check out my other writing assignments / activities. This product is part of my Persuasive, Narrative, Expository & Descriptive Writing Pack


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On  January 17, 2014,  Buyer asked:
hi! I purchased this in the pack with all 5 types or paragraphs. ( i teach 4 different grades in english and this pack touches all 3 grades!!) I am really excited!!! I would like the word version of the newspaper template please. It will look much nicer typed that hand written. thanks!
joethier@yahoo.com
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On  October 20, 2013Rosie's Educational Closet (TpT Seller) asked:
Can I have this in a word document also?
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On  October 20, 2013Addie Williams answered:
Hi - if you e-mail me at addie.education@yahoo.com I can send you a copy of the newspaper templates in Word.
On  November 25, 2012Mrs Ruiz  (TpT Seller) asked:
Is there a way that you can change this into a .doc so that my students can use it in a computer work station or in the computer lab and not have to hand write in it? I can only seem to save it as a pdf. It looks WONDERFUL and I'd love to use it with my kids! Thanks for posting and being willing to do so for FREE! :) LOVE it!
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On  November 25, 2012Addie Williams answered:
Hi - I can send you a copy of the templates in a word doc.. the kids can then type into the templates on the computer. If you e-mail me at Addie_Education@yahoo.com - I'll send them to you.
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Expository Writing - Students Create a Themed Newspaper
Expository Writing - Students Create a Themed Newspaper
Expository Writing - Students Create a Themed Newspaper
Expository Writing - Students Create a Themed Newspaper