A performance task is a great way for students to apply new knowledge!
Have students use this newspaper template to illustrate what they have learned.
This template makes it easy for students to concentrate on the content; the planning is already done for them.
This activity can be used in any subject area.
-Reading- book report or class novel
-Social Studies-an important event in history or a historical figure from American or World History
-Culture Study- highlighting a country or world culture
-Current Events- creating a secondary source from the news and integrating information about the location
-Women's History Month
-Black History Month
When creating this front page newspaper, students will write a feature article, research the weather and display a 7-day forecast based on the setting, create an advertisement of a product or service relevant to the topic/location, and create a list of titles for a glimpse into what the rest of the newspaper can include (if the newspaper was real).
Students can replace instructions with their writing in each part of the template.
This is a great task for students to show knowledge and also peer teach about a subject. Have students gallery walk when complete to learn about each other's topics. When print, these make for great bulletin board work to display!
** Since this is a template, students may need to resize font and pictures added to keep it all on one page**