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Language Arts - 1st

Creating a Classroom Newspaper

In this project, students will learn about the basics of journalism and create their own classroom newspaper. This project will cover the following learning outcomes:

  • Know the basics of journalism, including the 5 W's and H (who, what, when, where, why, and how)
  • Understand how to write a news article
  • Can create a classroom newspaper with articles, headlines, and pictures

Methodology

Start by introducing the concept of journalism and the 5 W's and H. Show examples of news articles and discuss what makes them effective. Then, have students brainstorm news stories that are relevant to their classroom or school. Assign each student or group a story to research and write about. Provide resources such as books, articles, and websites to help with research. Once the articles are written, have students create headlines and add pictures to their articles. Finally, compile all the articles into a classroom newspaper.

Resources/Materials Required

  • Books, articles, and websites for research
  • Paper and pencils for writing
  • Art supplies for creating headlines and pictures
  • Access to a computer and printer for compiling the newspaper

Instructions

  1. Introduce the concept of journalism and the 5 W's and H
  2. Brainstorm news stories relevant to the classroom or school
  3. Assign each student or group a story to research and write about
  4. Provide resources for research
  5. Have students write their articles
  6. Have students create headlines and add pictures to their articles
  7. Compile all the articles into a classroom newspaper

Assessment

Assess students based on their ability to:

  • Write a news article that includes the 5 W's and H
  • Create a headline that accurately reflects the article
  • Add pictures that enhance the article
  • Collaborate with others to create a classroom newspaper

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