Weekend News is a part of our weekly writing routine. Each Monday, the students choose a topic from their weekend to share. In a mini lesson, I introduce a skill each week. Included in this set is a list of possible mini lessons I have used. There is a Special Edition page that I use for special holidays or after vacations . Students writing is collected each week. At the end of the year, I make each student a book with all of their weekly writing pieces. It's a great way to show a student's writing progress. Included is a cover that you can add your student's photo or have students draw a picture.