3 pages--'Zine is short for magazine--in this assignment, students are asked to create a personal magazine that describes who they are as individuals. Students enjoy sharing their favorite personal topics, & teachers get to know all about their new students. This is an excellent way to assess your students' writing abilities and allow them a creative outlet that still follows ELA Common Core Standards. This informative/explanatory writing project consists of the following criteria: a letter of introduction; a personal poem; a book review; timeline, and several other interesting topics that students love to talk about. This can be differentiated for several levels by adjusting the criteria for each grade level. This activity can also be modified to fit any novel/short story/ or character and become a different way for students to analyze a text.
Try this activity-students will love it and you will too.