1. Topic-
Creating The School Newspaper with the Class
2. Content-
Social Studies
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Students will create a school newspaper containing three aspects: Latest News and Sports.
2. Students will post the school newspaper on the school website.
4. Objectives-
1.Students will write two different types of articles- sports, and latest news.
2.Students will organize the articles in a newspaper format.
3.Students will post the newspaper on the school website. It will be posted after the deadline.
5. Materials and Aids-
1.Our school website for our school newspaper
2.Internet access
3.Computer paper
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Have the pupils read the different types of articles.
2.Explore the newspaper.

B. Development-

1.Explain that the class will be creating a school newspaper.
2.Tell the students they will be working in pairs to create the paper. Each pair will be responsible for a different aspect.
3.The paper should be handed in until the first week of October.
4. Explain the responsibilities in creating the paper. (No-plagiarism etc.)

C. Practice-

1. Assign a topic for each of the following: Latest News and Sports (e.g use current events from the school)
2.Circulate during the activity
3.Work through them together as a class.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Divide the pairs into groups.
2. Assign each group a section (Latest News or Sports)
3. Give each pair a predetermined topic.
4. Students will write a draft of an article.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Pre-arranged partners according to ability level.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. During guided practice, circulate and read the materials the students are writing.
2. Have pupils summarize their articles aloud.

G. Closure-

1. Assign independent practice.
2. Explain class next week will be spent preparing these articles for the newspaper how to place them on the website and how they will send articles to each other.
7. Evaluation-
1.Next week students will come prepared to create the newspaper. They will have their articles with them.
2.They will not be graded at this point.
8. Teacher Reflection-
I plan to spend a week of class teaching the students how to create a school newspaper. The topic will be revisited two days before the deadline.

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