This includes 7 newspaper assessments which measure mastery level for 8th graders based on the skills required in the common core standards. Each assignment gives the students two choices for how they can display their learning. Each assessment also includes the rubric. There is a detailed explanation of how I taught this unit and how I prepared students to succeed at creating the final product.
This unit also includes the prompt, description, rubric and checklist for the final paper I had students write at the culmination of To Kill a Mockingbird. The end result was so touching. Each year, these are the best, most heartfelt papers my students have ever written.
If you have any questions whatsoever, please email me and ask! I'm always open to sharing how I approached teaching a unit!