Bovine Oversteps Boundaries

Seventh graders read a newspaper account of "Grady the Silo Cow" and complete news-writing activities. In this news-writing lesson, 7th graders read the newspaper account about the cow. Students examine newspapers and work in groups to discuss the purpose of a headline and captions. Students write their own headline, caption, and story for unusual things that have happened to their families. Students also create a cartoon for the cow story. Students research the Chicago fire of 1871 and create a presen

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