THE NEWS REPORT PROJECT helps students identify the elements of news reports, organize their ideas for writing their own, and finally, perform in front of their peers.

This project has been created to help them cultivate their research, literacy, and role-play skills.

Everyone will be part of the project. They will be assigned to produce a news broadcast. Working with small groups they write and perform a news broadcast.

Make research fun with this News Report Project!


They select local news, world news, sports, entertainment, or weather as their focus. They self-direct their research with teachers’ support and graphic organizers, samples, and webs to help guide them.

-Initial task and “big idea” questions
-Note catchers pages to help guide research
-Create a script
-Research Checklist
-News Report Checklist

Students not only will improve their English skills, but also have the collaborative piece of the newscast.