Leap Year: Write a Newspaper Article

Extra! Extra! Read all about leap year! Here, scholars write a newspaper article all about leap year/leap day from given facts including who, what, where, when, and why.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Role play the press conference with one learner playing Julius Caesar and the rest playing the journalists asking him questions
  • Run this assignment through the writing process including rough drafts, edits, and final products
  • Schedule time in the computer lab to type final products, or assign the typed essay format using their mobile learning devices 
Classroom Considerations

  • Copies are required
Pros

  • The newspaper structure of this assignment enhances engagement through the role-playing-like structure 
Cons

  • None