I'm proud to bring you my newspaper themed writing packet is a great way to help your students work on their writing skills in a fun way. It works great as a center activity, a Daily 5 Work on Writing activity, independent work, or early finisher work.
Students become a newspaper reporter as they pick a sheet, look at the picture, and then write their own news story depending on the assignment.
This zip folder contains a color and black and white version for your printing convenience.
This 75 page packet contains 60 news article pages with pictures, and 1 blank news article so students can create their own picture and write about it. it also includes student direction/I Can posters for each standard.
*Note: page count does NOT include B&W file. :)
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Depending on how you use this packet, you can address the following common core standards:
W.3.1, W.3.2, W.3.3
W.4.1, W.4.2, W.4.3
W.5.1, W.5.2, W.5.3
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1- Ask students to look at the picture (or draw their own), and then form an opinion about the picture (for example, they would write about how they love/hate cats). Encourage them to support their opinions with facts by using books and the internet to research.
W.3.2, W.4.2, W.5.2- Ask students to look at the picture (or draw their own), and then use books or the internet to gather data about the pictured topic. Encourage them to write an informational piece using the facts they’ve gathered.
W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3- Ask students to look at the picture (or draw their own), and then create a fictional news story about it. Encourage them to use their imagination and make their piece as engaging and descriptive as possible.
Choose the student directions you wish to use, or print out all of them and let your students pick! Whatever you choose, your little reporters will love writing their own newspaper stories.
I hope you enjoy! As always my goal is to make teaching a breeze.
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