This file has been updated to reflect the 2017 New Year!
Just download, print, and students can get started on this engaging writing activity presented in a fun and creative newspaper format to help ring in the 2016 New Year. No additional prep is required. This is perfect for informational paragraph writing practice, early finishers, or as a center activity.
Students will complete a newspaper article on a famous New Year's Day parade as well as write several articles of their own. Headlines include: "Find Your Adventure," "Happy Horoscope," "Weather Report," "New Year's Resolutions," Explosive Review," and "Hats off to the New Winner."
A graphic organizer has been included that students can use to help them in the prewriting stages of their articles. Lined decorative paper and a GATE frame template for New Year's have also been included.
The finished product makes a great bulletin board or hallway display as well as a fun addition to any writing portfolio, or collect them for each holiday posted and compile them together for a unique writing portfolio of their own!
If you like this activity, you may also like my Martin Luther King, Jr. Newspaper Writing Activity as well:
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7 pages, including cover and credit