There's much ado about the wedding of Katherine and Petruchio in Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew and this assignment has the students write their own TMZ style gossip column. It's fun and has the students take a closer look at the script to better understand it. This assignment also utilizes digital and media presentation (great for Common Core).
The file includes assignment sheets, pre-planning graphic organizers, practice with a newspaper's inverted pyramid structure, and a handout with information on how to format a template in Word.
Not just for Taming of the Shrew, this TMZ article assignment could be used for any number of readings and is saved as .docx for easy editing.
Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!