Headlines & Deadlines

Headlines & Deadlines craft

Creating their own newspaper is clearly the write stuff for active kids. They'll make headlines and increase literacy skills while reporting good news.

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    Create your own newspaper. Think about a name for it, and who your readers will be. Will your newspaper cover school events, the neighborhood, sports, or something else?

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    Large paper will give you room for more stories and illustrations. Write the name of your newspaper in bold letters at the top with Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils. Draw a line under it with a ruler. Then draw three evenly spaced vertical lines under the name to create columns on the front, and again on the back. Newspapers are broken into columns to make them easy to read.

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    Write rough drafts of your news stories on other paper or a computer. Remember to include the most important information--Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How--very early in the story. Check spelling and grammar.

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    Now it's time to lay out your newspaper. Stories can go across one, two, or all three columns. Pick the most important stories and place them at the top of the page with bold headlines. Less important stories are usually placed at the bottom or in single

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    Draw pictures with colored pencil to illustrate your stories. Write captions underneath. Copy your stories with colored pencil on your newspaper. Edit them to fit the space. If you print them out from the computer, cut the stories with Crayola Scissors and attach them with a Crayola Glue Stick. Fill both sides with stories and pictures.