Designed for my 8th grade gifted ELA classes, this project handout begins with a set of student directions for completing a cooperative group final exam over the novel Animal Farm, by George Orwell. Students are divided into cooperative learning groups of four. Each student must write a news article for an individual grade. Then the group works cooperatively compiling their individual articles into a newspaper format final which will be given a group grade. I have used this for a mid-term final exam which the students work on in class for 3-4 days. Rubrics for the group grade and the individual grade are also included. This activity is correlated to the Georgia (GPS) standards for 8th grade. Students are also encouraged to use creativity in formatting their news page.