The following project should be used as a culmination of a unit. It is ideal for using by itself or with a group of teachers (if you are in Pods or collaborate between subject areas on units.)
This unit contains complete guidelines for the ELA component- including honors and non-honors. We used this in 8th grade but is ideal for any middle school classroom. Rubrics are included and should be given to kids with the guidelines.
You can add or take away and mold this project into what you want. We've gotten you started. Have fun with it! At the end of the project, kids brought in a small fee and we had the magazines bound at a local office supply store.