Use as a bellwork or morning work activity.
Print multiple copies of this sheet for students and collect in a comb-bound book, spiral-bound book, or three-ringed binder. Students can maintain their collection of news stories throughout the school year.
Introduce this sheet as whole group before assigning to individuals.
Consider multiple sources of news. Students may be more intrigued to write something about their personal lives, watching an online news report, or reading about a news story on an electronic tablet. School newspapers may also be considered!
Students may benefit from completing this sheet with partners or small groups.
Students may benefit from sharing their news reports with classmates. This could be done in pairs or small groups or presented before the large group. Students may also want to consider videotaping their news reports.
Photograph clippings can be reduced digitally if they are found online. Physical photographs from newspapers, for example, can be taped and folded to fit in the space provided or can be taped/glued to the back of the sheet.