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Classroom Newspaper

Objective: Students will write obituaries for people from the past, real or imaginary, historical or fictional. This activity will sharpen students’ research skills.

List on the board names of literary characters, authors (deceased), or other notables from the past. Each student will research a person’s life and death using the databases on the Internet. Information on fictional characters can be reviewed by reading the story of which they are a part. Each student will then use the correct worksheet to write the obituary. After completing this activity, each student will post their obituaries on the class webpage.
Students will use Internet, databases, and the class webpage to complete this assignment.

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