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Magazines are usually high-interest reads with strong visuals and eye-catching titles. Use magazines to examine writing style and peak interest in reading. Once partners have reviewed an article, they compare it to a second article, and finally write their own articles. With access to a computer lab, learners can type and illustrate their articles.
Poetry can provide a great way to get a literary magazine going at your school.
Hook your high schoolers into lifelong reading with magazines! Begin by having class members examine several magazine for format, features, and writing style. Learners then select a magazine and write an article about a topic of their choice in the style of the magazine that deals with that topic.
Analyze magazines as a class, looking carefully for the target audience, advertisements, and topics presented. Small groups then work as a publication team and receive a magazine that they have to "sell." Each individual has a different role such as editor-in-chief or assistant, and they use internet research to write articles. Have fun writing with this project.
Everyone loves flipping through a magazine. This lesson has learners study two examples of magazine articles, discuss the format, and write their own magazine article. Consider spending a chunk of time letting your class flip through magazines and select two of their own magazine articles to read and study. 
Students discover how to create their own youth consumer or Internet site. The lesson begins with students being introduced to a variety of youth consumer magazines, television shows and Web sites. They discuss the elements that make these positive.
The Director and Editor of the magazine "A La Manera de Dios" walks us through his responsibilities at work. He tells us the requirements and knowledge necessary for the position. Note: This video is in Spanish.
Students demonstrate knowledge of Indoor Air Quality by creating a class magazine. A link to order a free Action Kit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is provided so teachers can build background knowledge. Performance indicators are provided for each grade level, K-12.
Groups of students create magazines that contain stories and images of one aspect of the ocean, and ocean life. The expectations for the final products are quite high, so this lesson will require some effort to properly implement. A sample assessment is included in the plan.
Creativity, cooperative learning, and economics combine in this "Business Magazine" group project. Designed as a class finale, this project designates specific job descriptions to each pupil. Groups use modern business magazines as examples. Guidelines are fairly loose, yet convey high expectations. Most work is done outside of the classroom, however 2-3 days of class-time library research is suggested. Technology is adjustable, but advanced graphic design tools would be useful.
In this using newspapers and magazines as resources worksheet, students read front page newspaper headlines and magazine covers to determine where to find specific information. Students write 15 short answers.
Seventh graders examine the components and structure of magazines. In groups they develop a magazine based on the novel of their choice. Comic strips and promotional advertisements about the novels are included in the magazine. Students design and give an oral presentation about their magazine.
Students look through magazines and calculate the percentages of the types of ads in the magazines. In this percentages lesson plan, students create a graph to show their results.
Students explore the concept of entrepreneurship. In this entrepreneurship lesson, students read an article about a man who turned a magazine company into a success. Students compare and contrast two companies, one that is a financial success and one that is in financial troubles.
Second graders examine different types of magazine writing, and discuss how to develop topics into information that is suitable for short magazine articles. They write, edit, and compose a monthly classroom magazine.
Pupils engage in the writing of a magazine article. They focus upon the reading of a children's fiction book and create an informative narrative. They create main ideas and supporting details for the article. The supporting of main points is to be developed logically and in depth.
Students study the procedures for writing a fiction or nonfiction book or a magazine. They choose a topic they are interested in and then plan and write either a book or a magazine about that topic.
Students examine tabloids. In this journalism lesson, students compare and contrast satirical magazines and then plan, write, and compile their own.
In this textbook/trade book/magazine/periodical learning exercise, students examine examples. Students respond to 10 short answer questions based on the examples.
In this magazines/periodicals/almanacs worksheet, students use the sample entry from the Reader's Guide to answer the first 5 questions. Students use the index page to answer the last 5 questions.

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