Back to School - All About Me Newspaper Activity - DIGITAL & PRINT

Addie Williams
Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Google Apps™
  • Internet Activities
9 pages
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Get to know your students and assess their writing skills in this fun and engaging Back to School Newspaper - Biography Activity. Everything you need is included to get started right away! Easy to differentiate for varying ages and abilities. Includes both print and digital versions of the activity! Use with Google Classroom and other digital learning platforms!

Students are asked to create the first page of a newspaper all about their unique lives and experiences. Extend to a full newspaper assignment for a bigger and more detailed project. Looks awesome on a bulletin board or wall display to brighten up your classroom.

Includes Paper and Digital Versions (9 pages each)

  • Detailed assignment sheet
  • 3 Brainstorming worksheets
  • 3 different PDF newspaper templates
  • Peer Editing / Self-Editing Worksheet
  • Grading Rubric

**PLEASE NOTE: The content of this resource is NOT EDITABLE.**

Click the links below to check out some of my other Back To School activities!

Back To School Pack - 12 Activities for Tweens and Teens

All About Me Newspaper Writing Activity

Past, Present, & Future Poster / Writing Activity

Back to School Goal Setting and Writing Activity

Back to School Poetry—My Life in 30 Words

Back to School Activity—Soundtrack of My Life

(C) Addie Williams

Total Pages
9 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.


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