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
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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
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • The newspaper structure of this assignment enhances engagement through the role-playing-like structure 
Cons
  • None