Students combine retelling with creative writing in this real-world newspaper article writing project. A creative culminating project for the short story “The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Students write an article about death of Georgiana—wife to the prominent scientist, Aylmer. Includes student instructions—including marking the creative additions. Also includes grading rubric and a handout on Newspaper Article Writing.
Ready to go! After finishing the stories, students can be introduced to Newspaper writing with a brief handout. The student printable includes instructions and rubric. Students will need to include accurate details from the short story, but also fill in the missing information with creative writing to create a complete Newspaper article. A fun twist on retelling or summarizing and a break from essays!
Newspaper Article Writing Handout
Newspaper Writing Activity Student Printable with Rubric
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