I came across this lesson plan in my Education World newsletter.
It takes a current event from the news and builds a lesso around it which incorporates English and social studies.
The story: Editor Travels U.S. Fixing Errors On Signs
Jeff Deck is traveling the U.S. correcting spelling and punctuation errors that he spots on signs.
The lesson plan has a news article to read and them several activities in different curriculum areas:
Its for grade 2 and up.