This product by Julie Lindstrom contains a full two pages of instruction for a group newspaper project. The project was designed to be used with the novel THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND, but can easily be modified to work with any novel.
The assignment sheet includes instructions for the students on which sections of the newspaper to include, such as a travel section where they can write about the settings of the novel, or a society page where they may write articles about the characters and the attitudes in the novel. Please see the preview file for more details about the included sections.
The document also includes grading criteria for the students, and a full grading rubric for use by the teacher. This is a great project to get students thinking creatively, and to integrate multiple literary genres into one unit (novel vs. newspaper).
This project also creates opportunities for students to complete research, and to work cooperatively with students of different skill levels and learning styles.
Group Newspaper Project
by Julie Lindstrom
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License