This school newspaper project is fun way to have your students practice their research skills and learn about your school's own unique history at the same time! With just a few materials (listed below) and some resources, your students can make an amazing interactive display that will be fun for them to create! I have included all the printables, along with detailed instructions and pictures. You can pick and choose what works best for the age level of your students. This download also comes with a grade sheet and comment section. This project is perfect for anytime of the year! It works well with upper elementary students, although it can be easily adapted to use with younger students.
The sections included are: School History, All About My Grade, Meet a Teacher, Our School Mascot, Interview of a Special Member of the School, and School Activities.I have left some blank templates, just in case certain sections do not fit your particular school.
-1 File Folders per Student
-Glue Bottles and/or Glue Sticks
-Crayons, Markers, and/or Colored Pencils
-Student Research/Technology to Research
(Note: There is a school history section. This might be an area where teachers may have to help students.)
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.7 and CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.7
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.4 and CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.4
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
*Please Note: The above are just a few speaking/listening and writing standards for grades 3-5. There are many more writing, reading, and social studies standards that can be incorporated within this project depending on your students' research.
Thank you for your interest in the resource! I hope you find it to be a valuable learning experience for your students. ☺ If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. I appreciate your feedback and love to read your comments!
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