I am always amazed to find new ways to engage students in Literacy (and Maths to be honest). I remember primary school days making a Treasure map and soaking it in tea then the teacher lighting/burning around the edges to make it appear old.
I came across MrClancy’s blogg regarding ‘We’re in the News’ where he describes an ICT Program Fodey.com which can enhance and possibly transform students literacy learning. Students can now design and create their own newspaper. How great would this be as an assessment where instead of teachers taking home students books and papers, to just open up your computer and mark their Newspaper article and then possibly email their mark to them via a student email or class blogg account!!