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Creating a Classroom Newspaper

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Creating a Classroom Newspaper

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Ten 50-minute sessions
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Laurie A. Henry, Ph.D.

Laurie A. Henry, Ph.D.

Lexington, Kentucky


International Literacy Association


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Carolina Palacios

August 26, 2016

Great resources! Extremely helpful.



March 21, 2016

Thank you so much for your wonderful Lesson plans and great resources!!


Babar Rahim

April 10, 2014

Great lesson plans with all possible details clearly presented. A real service to the teaching community. Different approaches to different grades was specially helpful.


habiganj Newspaper

November 09, 2012

YOur post on Creating a Classroom Newspaper
is great habiganjnewspaper.blogspot.com


Polly Turner

June 14, 2012

Thsi is an excellent resource - i am actually going to use this link with a group of yr 10 GCSE Art students who have been covering photojournalism, they have written an imaginary artical about what would happen if all artists were made redundant and taken photographs to document the visual effects of the current gloabl recession on the streets of their city.


Wes Ford

June 04, 2012

Cathy Sams,

At the moment, Printing Press does not have the work saver feature attached to it, and thus students cannot save their work and return to it later. However, Printing Press is currently in redesign, and during the redesign, we hope to have the work saver function added to it!

You can keep track of what is in the works for ReadWriteThink from the editors of the site (though mostly just me) at http://rwteditor.blogspot.com/

Wes Ford
Associate Editor for ReadWriteThink.org


Cathy Sams

April 19, 2012

How do you save their work so that they could work on it later? We couldn't get it to save on the computer or on a thumb drive. Help! The kids were really excited about the classroom paper.


Elia Paredes

October 18, 2011

Mil gracias,¡ Excelente apoyo!



May 04, 2011

Thank you very good resource


Mrs. K. Jones

January 27, 2011

I LOVE IT!!! I showed it this to my students, and they really got the hang of it.I was very surprised that was my fourth time teaching this because they did not understand what to do.NOW THEY DO!!!THANK YOU!!!!


Jennifer from Stockholm, Sweden

January 25, 2011

Excellent genre framework! I'll try these lesson plans out with my EL learners in 7th, 8th and 9th grade.



January 15, 2011

Great organized lesson plans! Thinking about creating a classroom newspaper with 3rd graders. Good way to implement the 5 w's in writing. Really loved the lesson examples for the nursery rhymes.
Fun to learn subject writing news stories. Most of all love the Printing Press interactive for the the children, it's easy to create the finished writing piece
Thank you



April 26, 2010

I also like this resource. I created a rubric using rubistar in order to grade the newspaper articles. Here is the link: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=ShowRubric&module=Rubistar&rubric_id=1899035&.



April 17, 2010

This souds Good



March 29, 2010

LOVE this lesson plan! I want to try it with my third graders. I hope it isn't too difficult for them! I too am curious on how you graded the articles.



February 09, 2010

These lesson plans were very detailed and well thought out. I loved having this input while I was creating my own newspaper unit. The only thing I thought was missing was a description of how you graded the student's articles.



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