The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory presents "Let's Write a Newspaper Story!"
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Get Your Students Hooked on Writing
Imagine your students working cooperatively, motivated and staying focused on the task at hand. They're hooked on writing!

They are writing real-world newspaper stories.

With this easy-to-follow course, you will help students write authentic newspaper stories based on training developed during an educational partnership between the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and the Hammond Elementary School in Laurel, Md.

During this lesson students will:
  • Work cooperatively
  • Research and write stories
  • Learn valuable writing tips
  • Write a newspaper story
  • Edit articles
  • Add graphics and captions
  • Write a headline
  • Lay out and produce a newspaper.

Kids will love this stimulating and educational lesson in writing and so will you. The course also supports many of the Maryland State Department of Education Performance Standards in writing as well as the Howard County (Md.) Essential Curriculum.


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Teacher, get ready!
Your students are about to become REAL REPORTERS!

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