Poetry & Short Stories: Brochures and Newsletters for ANY Text - Common Core

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Students practice specific Common Core Reading Skills in a fun format creating newsletters and brochures that look great on display in your classroom. Use ANY literary texts you choose with these attractively-designed, easy-to-use products. Students enjoy working on their newsletters and brochures after reading short stories, narrative nonfiction, and poetry as a creative change of pace from the formats of paragraphs and essays!

Poetry and Short Stories: Brochures and Newsletters for ANY Text contains four different activities:
1. A Poetry Foldable Pamphlet
2. A Poetry Newsletter
3. A Literature Foldable Brochure
4. A Literature Newsletter

All four of the activities are two pages each, which you would copy back to back. Students write neatly right on the template as they create their product. Each of the four templates is designed in a student-friendly format with clear and specific directions for every section.

The Common Core Standards addressed in the tasks are as follows:

Literary (Newsletter and Brochure) for any short story or narrative nonfiction:
--Citing textual evidence for analysis
--Theme or Central Idea
--Objective Summary
--Dialogue to reveal character and provoke a decision
--Making inferences from text
--Author’s purpose
--Point of View
--Determine meaning of new words

Poetry (Newsletter and Pamphlet) for any poem:
--Main idea/evidence
--Use of Form/Structure
--Use of Sound Devices
--Figurative Language and meaning
--Theme
--Mood
--Imagery

This product allows for flexibility and differentiation because you can choose several stories (or poems) on various levels and have students pick one to use for the assignment.
All four of these activities are ready for your students to write on! The brochures are designed in 3-column pages, and they fold with an attractive front cover including logo and area for students to create artwork related to the literature.

This product is versatile because you can use all four of the activities with different literature throughout the year. Perfect for literature circles or stations!

Please download the PREVIEW.

Thank you! –Joy Sexton
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Poetry & Short Stories: Brochures and Newsletters for ANY
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