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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Creating a Classroom Newspaper
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Ten 50-minute sessions|
Grades 5 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Reporting on an informational book doesn’t have to be boring! Instead of the traditional book report format, students create newspapers using a Printing Press interactive to share what they have learned from reading informational books.
Grades 4 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
After taking a field trip that students document using mobile app Instagram, students become new reporters as they use the interactive Printing Press to tell about their experiences.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students analyze rhetorical strategies in online editorials, building knowledge of strategies and awareness of local and national issues. This lesson teaches students connections between subject, writer, and audience and how rhetorical strategies are used in everyday writing.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.
Grades 5 – 10 | Calendar Activity |  June 15
After students have read one of Brian Jacques' Redwall stories, a class newspaper is created based on the story.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  February 10
After discussing newspapers and their different points of view, students choose a current event, read editorials on the event, and share them with the class to identify the editor's point of view.
Grades 3 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  August 13
Students consider how the printing press affects their world by completing a printing inventory, comparing lists, and developing a "super" list of all printed materials that they interact with.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  July 16
Students brainstorm a list of human rights issues, research their group's issue in depth, examine the way journalists cover a story, and create articles for a classroom newspaper.