Resource 6: A project idea – a class newspaper in English

One possible long-term writing project that you could involve students in is the production of a class (or school) newspaper. Make sure to explain – or decide together with your students – the aim of the project and the possible outcome. They can discuss the plan and decide on the various activities and contents of a newspaper by analysing available newspapers. Students allocate work among themselves and decide who:

  • takes interviews
  • reports events like festivals, accidents, etc.
  • writes the draft news items
  • edits the news items
  • writes the finalised newspaper out by hand or by printing using a computer.

They work to collect data and develop the newspaper within the given time frame. The newspaper should be published with illustrations, pictures, etc. and distributed around the school or local area.

Resource 5: Using newspapers in the English classroom

Resource 7: A project idea – writing a TV script in English