Engage students in an expository and creative writing activity that will have them eager to share their product with anyone who will listen!
Similar to the RAFT method, students choose from a menu of characters, settings and prompts on which to base their news story. Space is also provided for illustrations. Students will have a possibility of creating 25 different stories based on their menu choices! Please read below for ONE example of a student's choice.
The result is a one of a kind, 4 page publication:
~ Writing Menu Choices (black and white for duplication)
~ Writing Menu Choices (color for use in a work station / center)
~ 3 Writing Organizers
~ 4 Newspaper Composition Pages
Ideas for Implementation
~ Fast Finishers
~ Group Work
~ Parent / Student Homework
~ Literacy Centers
~ Writing Stations
~ choose 1 setting, 1 set of characters and 1 prompt.
~ plan story.
~ write rough draft on notebook paper.
~ complete final copy on provided "newspaper".
Example of Student Choice
Setting: At a Haunted House
Characters: A Family of Black Bats
Prompt: Eating Candy
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