I've created a unit that can be used cross-curricular. I have used this where students create 5W Questions and then interview a teacher at the school. Students take their point-form notes and create interesting sentences. They publish their work by typing into the Power Point Newspaper Template. It looks professional and everyone loved reading it! The students were very motivated to see their writing published into a digital newspaper.
The ideas are endless on how to use this unit. Use at the beginning of the year, mid-year, or even year-end as a memory of their year together.