This download contains all materials necessary to teach either an English class or Newspaper course how to put together a local news story. This open-ended, high-interest assignment includes a 1-page overview of the news assignment itself, accompanying deadlines, the initial story proposal, tips for writing news, possible story ideas, and additional requirements; a 3-page handout displaying varied examples of actual local news stories; a 1-page peer evaluation form for in-class assessment of students' preliminary drafts; and a 1-page teacher evaluation form for summative assessment of the article. See more newspaper/journalism assignments under my name. Also check out my other materials for grammar and mechanics, literary units, and writing instruction. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance either before or after purchasing a product; I'll be happy to help where I can.