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The Salem Scribe Newspaper

Introduction to the Lesson
In this lesson, students will create a newspaper edition, circa 1692, with the major
events and turning points from the play written as newspaper articles.

Salem Scribe News Report
Assessment Rubric
3
The student presented accurate information about the play.
The student created the newspaper correctly.
The student added an illustration, a cartoon and an advertisement to their edition.
The student wrote an excellent article based on the play.

2
The student presented accurate information about the play.
The student created the newspaper correctly.
The student added an illustration, a cartoon and an advertisement to their edition.
The student wrote a good article based on the play.

1
The student presented accurate information about the play.
The student created the newspaper correctly.
The student added an illustration, a cartoon and an advertisement to their edition.
The student wrote an article based on the play.
INSTRUCTIONS
You and your classmates are reporters for the Salem newspaper, THE SALEM
SCRIBE.
Working together, you will produce an edition of the paper whhich will
cover most of the improtant scenes in the play.  The suggested headlines below will
give you a start.  You should also spend some time brainstorming ideas for other
parts of the paper such as obituaries, display ads, a classified section -- even
cartoons and a crossword puzzle.


Suggested Headlines:
Strange Activities Reported in Forest
Barbados Slave questioned, Others Arrested
Voodoo Suspected at Local Farmer's Home
Prominent Church Women Arrested
Exorcist Quits Court
John Proctor Called "Devil's Man"
Local Girls Disappear After Theft
Corey Pressed to Answer Charge
Proctor Refuses to Confess!
The Salem Scribe Newspaper

Technology Skills: The student incorporates clip art and graphics from
outside sources into a news article project.

CA Reading-Language Arts Standards:

Students will be able to:
  
Support theses or conclusions with analogies, paraphrases, quotations, opinions from   authorities,
comparisons, and similar devices,
  Edit written manuscripts to ensure that correct grammar is used,
  Use correct punctuation and capitalization,
  Use correct spelling conventions
  Employ  narrative and descriptive strategies,
  Exhibit careful reading and insight into their interpretations,
  Support judgments through references to the text, other works, other authors, or to  personal knowledge,
  Present information purposefully and succinctly and meets the needs of the intended  audience,
  Follow the conventional format for the type of document,
  Use formatting techniques to aid comprehension,
  Evaluate the structural elements of the plot development and how and whether conflicts are addressed and
resolved,

Content Skills: text analysis, summarization, critical thinking, sequencing, grammar, capitalization,
punctuation, and spelling, following directions