Retelling the events of a story can be done in fun and creative ways. One of these is by creating the front page of a newspaper! This can be done for any book, though historical fiction books may allow students to also "report" on important events that would have affected the life of characters. In this activity, students will retell key events from the story as if it were a newspaper. They should add a catchy headline, create images, and write descriptions for each to imitate the look of the front page of a newspaper highlighting the key events of the story.
To add additional templates to this assignment, check out our newspaper project templates. Teachers may choose to scaffold or tailor this assignment by having students create text for pictures the teacher has created on the template, or by assigning students specific events to cover. Be sure to update the student instructions as necessary!
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Objective: Create the front page of a newspaper to describe key events from the book.
Grade Level --- N/A ---
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Newspaper PostersCommon Core Standards
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