practice our newsletter skills. Instead of doing a work
satisfy this class, I want it to be something that you can practice
your skills here and also get credit for it in another class.
Since Microsoft publisher is the standard that most
get with the Windows series, we will use this application to put our
You are to put together a newspaper as if you are reporting on it.
Say you are studying the Civil War in Hisotry. You could put
together a Newsletter about The surrender at Appomattox.
The newsletter would contain stories about:
You can do the newsletter about current topics within the field you are
studying. So that you can get additional credit from you
teacher as well as this class.
- Gen Lee
- Gen Grant
- Appamitix farm house - how old etc
- The surrender events - who met when, time, how it
- Terms of the surrender
- How long it took to surrender
- What happened to each man
The subject area is up to you as long as it is one of your current core
subject required for graduation.
- School subject such as Math, History, Science, or English
- Also design a Brochure - to go along with your newsletter.
It should also involve the subject period that you are
First Things First: Getting Started
You will need to decide on the subject matter. Will it be
History, Science, Biology? You will want to pick a subject
you like and one that you will be able to get extra credit when you
turn it in.
- Once subject has been decided then you need to decide which
of newsletter you want to use. The wizard in Microsoft
has several. You will want a type that fits the 'mood' of
subject. - Example:
If you are writing about the death of President Roosevelt -
would not want to use a newsletter style showing happy things.
- Make sure the pictures you use go with the articles that
- Check stories or articles for proper grammar and English.
Your English teacher will probably see the newsletter!
- Remember the priority of your articles - look over the
material that you read in class.
- The newsletters must be different type of style.
Do not use the same style for both publications.
importantly, the stories have to be in your own words. None
this copy and paste from a book or article you read. You must:
- Read the articles
- Digest the information
- Write the article in YOUR OWN WORDS
- Six (6) pages.
- Index used showing which pages are on
- No section for mailing . Use space for articles
- Use the colors types of font recommended by wizard
- Must be three columns. - if you wish to
use a different column number - check and get the OK from your teacher.
No errors, and submitted on time.
Submitted on time. No more than 3 spelling or
grammer mistakes for the entire newsletter.
||Newsletter Completed. Submitted on time.No more than 5
spelling or grammer mistakes for the entire newsletter.
||Newsletter not completed on time. More than 6
spelling or grammer mistakes.
Check your Quia webpage!
||By: David C. Matarazzo
On going throughout the school year