What a great break from typical essays to teach your students to write journalistically. In this unit, I have included a full packet full of learning workshops and projects to do once you teach the skills of writing like a journalist. I find students who sometimes struggle with essays are amazing journalists.
You can either have your students create a front page of a newspaper or a magazine on a topic they enjoy after they learn the skills. Students tell me this unit is their favorite. Some kids who haven't gotten excited about other projects LOVE this project. I have included quizzes, answers, models for newspapers, and how to teach each concept.