I use this project as a fun, end-of-the-year, final exam project. Since we spend the entire year immersed in writing, ending the year with satire is an enjoyable way to assess writing for various audiences.
To view a SAMPLE for free of the finished project, search my products for "Sample Microsoft Publisher Newspaper Writing Project." I give my students this sample along with the assignment sheet being sold here.
This particular product is the actual assignment sheet (used as a final exam in my class.) It gives the specifics of assignment, including requirements, purpose, expectations.
The beginning of the assignment sheet states: "It is the year 2026. The United States likely looks quite different. Your job is to become the reporter and document a typical day in this future world. Follow the guidelines below, be creative, put on your satirical hat, and utilize the writing skills you've practiced all year long. You will have 3 full days in the computer lab to complete this assignment."
**Note: The headline of the assignment sheet is written in Algerian font, which is available for free on the internet if your computer doesn't have it.