Formal Assessment Ideas
Have students go through the Reporter activity from the Wright
Brothers, Amelia Earhart, or visit Writing with Writers for more
ideas. Once they have researched and written their newspaper articles,
print out the results for formal assessment.
Visit Writing with Writers
for a news writing workshop where students can publish these reports
Use the writing rubric as a way to assess your students’ writing
skills. This rubric can also serve as a model for a modified version
that might include your state’s writing standards.