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Teacher Resources by Grade
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|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 K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.
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.
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.