Old News Is New News - A CC Aligned Weekly Interactive Writing Notebook Lesson

For this exciting and historical CC aligned journal topic, the student becomes reporters from the past. Each student is to be a reporter of any kind of news they choose, from any time period in the past. They could report health or sports news from The Middle Ages, or fashion news from the time of the ancient Egyptians, or political news from ancient Rome, or news from the battle lines during World War I or World War II; the topics are endless. They will need to do research so their article will be authentic to the time period and topic they chose.

Students will be guided through the entire writing process using the following rubrics with appropriate examples to help them be successful:

Prewriting Brainstorming Rubric with a list of periods and events from the past to choose from
Rough Draft Idea Brainstorming Rubric with examples
Rough Draft Rubric
A Final News story Example
Final Draft Rubric
Illustration Rubric
Student and Teacher Grading Rubric
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Created: Aug 19, 2015

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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