Magazine Template | Cumulative Writing Passion Project

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The Mountain Teacher
Grade Levels
2nd - 4th
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51 pages
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I am using this as a year end Literacy project and my class loves it. I have some reluctant writers and they're even into it so it's a win win!!
This was an excellent resource to use at the end of the year to showcase our writing skills. Students were engaged and excited to create their own magazines.
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Are you looking for a passion project or a cumulative end of year writing activity for students? Wrap up your year or begin a new year by reviewing ALL genres of writing focused on one topic: narrative, opinion, informative, how to, letter writing, poetry, and more.

This is a great way to learn more about your kiddos various passions while also assessing their writing. There are differentiated graphic organizers included to help students take their pieces through the writing process.

Types of Writing Included:

  • an informative piece
  • a narrative piece
  • an opinion piece
  • a how-to
  • a poem
  • an "advice column" letter
  • fun pages (comics, word search, jokes, etc.)

Pages Included:

  • 20 Day Teaching Guide
  • Magazine Planning Page (plan topic & pieces)
  • 3 Brainstorming Pages (informative, opinion & narrative)
  • 5 Planning Pages (informative, opinion, narrative, how to, poem, letter writing)
  • 3 Editing Checklists (informative, opinion & narrative)
  • 12 Magazine Publishing Pages [cover, table of contents, poetry, how to, editorial piece, daily news, fascinating facts, advice column, fun page (word search, comic strip, joke), back cover with about the author]
  • 2 Pages of Rubrics (3 on each page - informative, narrative, opinion) and success criteria checklist
  • Student Topic Ideas
  • Picture Examples of Every Page

Ideas for Use: This product is very flexible to fit your needs. If you want a strictly informative magazine, students can write informative pieces only. Every type of writing comes with its own planning pages and drafting pages, which can also easily be done on loose-leaf paper to save copies. Rubrics, checklists and high quality examples are all included for your use.

There are 12 pages for the actual magazine, and any page could be duplicated or removed to make the magazine shorter or longer. This project is designed to take about 20 days, but can easily be condensed or lengthened to meet your groups' needs.

Students can pick from a large variety of topics that they come up with, or you can assign one topic for your entire group.

This project is a great way to supplement for your highest learners. This can be an independent passion project that they could research and work on, then share with the class.

Interested in other fun writing projects? Check these out below!

Or check out my year long writing bundle to review all genres here: 40 Year Long Writing Projects.

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Total Pages
51 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).


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