End of Year Writing Activity - "Fourth Grade Times"

End of Year Writing Activity - "Fourth Grade Times"
End of Year Writing Activity - "Fourth Grade Times"
End of Year Writing Activity - "Fourth Grade Times"play
End of Year Writing Activity - "Fourth Grade Times"
End of Year Writing Activity - "Fourth Grade Times"
End of Year Writing Activity - "Fourth Grade Times"
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This is a meaningful, creative writing activity for the end of the year! Students use all those writing skills they learned throughout the year to write about how they feel about the end of the year, their favorite memories, and advice for next year's students.

WHAT'S INSIDE? Watch the video preview to see the final product!

Page 1: "Fourth Grade Comes to an End" headline

Page 2: "Extra! Extra! Read All About My Fourth Grade Memories"

Page 3: "Student Gives Advice to Upcoming Fourth Graders"

Page 4: Comics and "Wanted" Ads regarding summer plans & hopes for next year


We all have standards that state something about "using standard conventions of English" and "with the support of an adult, publish a writing piece." This is a great end-of-year assessment tool to see how much your students have grown in their writing abilities. Copy one of the pages as a work sample, if you need one! Most importantly, it's also a fun way for our students to "publish" their writing by creating their own newspaper; They love it!


  • direct instruction to review conventions or narrative writing
  • independent work while you are doing end-of-year testing or tasks
  • morning work, bell ringer, seat work
  • assessment - work sample


It's up to you if you use just one page or all four! I personally like to use all four pages and have students glue them on a 9x18 piece of construction paper so that the end result looks like a real newspaper. However, you could also do one page front and back so that it ends up looking more like a newsletter or pamphlet. Your classroom, your decisions!

Not quite what you're looking for?

You can explore all of my newspaper projects here.

Options include:

  • First Grade Times
  • Second Grade Times
  • Third Grade Times
  • Fourth Grade Times
  • Fifth Grade Times
  • Elementary Gazette - Mother's Day
  • Elementary Gazette - Father's Day
  • Back to School News (works for all grade levels)


Blog post: how my students "publish" their newspapers

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