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1 Writing a News Report for the OSSLT

2 The Task On the literacy test, you will be given a headline and an imageOn the literacy test, you will be given a headline and an image From there, you are responsible for brainstorming the details and informationFrom there, you are responsible for brainstorming the details and information You will need to write a full news reportYou will need to write a full news report

3 Learning Goals I can identify the difference between a news report and a news castI can identify the difference between a news report and a news cast I can make up facts and information to answer the questions who, what, where, when, why, and how in a news report based on a headline and pictureI can make up facts and information to answer the questions who, what, where, when, why, and how in a news report based on a headline and picture I can organize my information into the form of a news report and use language appropriate to the formI can organize my information into the form of a news report and use language appropriate to the form I can use direct and indirect quotes to develop my reportI can use direct and indirect quotes to develop my report

4 The Rules You must begin with a lead paragraph that answers these questions: Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?You must begin with a lead paragraph that answers these questions: Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? The rest of the paragraphs will fill in the important details and will be NO LONGER THAN 2-3 sentences eachThe rest of the paragraphs will fill in the important details and will be NO LONGER THAN 2-3 sentences each Must be written in third person (absolutely no personal language, except in quotes)Must be written in third person (absolutely no personal language, except in quotes) Must include a minimum of two quotes, either indirect or direct (word for word what somebody connected to the story said)Must include a minimum of two quotes, either indirect or direct (word for word what somebody connected to the story said)

5 Rules Continued Think of the event as just having happened we would then consistently use the past tenseThink of the event as just having happened we would then consistently use the past tense Make sure you focus on a single event and a single moment in time to avoid your report sounding more like a storyMake sure you focus on a single event and a single moment in time to avoid your report sounding more like a story Make sure when referring to people in your report, you call them by their first and last name the first time, and last name thereafter….NEVER by the first name (too informal)Make sure when referring to people in your report, you call them by their first and last name the first time, and last name thereafter….NEVER by the first name (too informal) If the person has a title, use it to add authority. For example, Mrs Mardero, principal of St. Charles College said….If the person has a title, use it to add authority. For example, Mrs Mardero, principal of St. Charles College said….

6 What??

7 How you will be scored: Topic Development Release_Booklets.pdf (Page 13)http://www.eqao.com/pdf_e/10/OSSLTPublic Release_Booklets.pdf Remember, a passing mark for the OSSLT is 75%, therefore you must aim to get between a 50 or 60 in this section Put the criteria from 50 and 60 section into your own words Release_Booklets.pdf (Page 13)http://www.eqao.com/pdf_e/10/OSSLTPublic Release_Booklets.pdf Remember, a passing mark for the OSSLT is 75%, therefore you must aim to get between a 50 or 60 in this section Put the criteria from 50 and 60 section into your own words Release_Booklets.pdf (Page 13)http://www.eqao.com/pdf_e/10/OSSLTPublic Release_Booklets.pdf Remember, a passing mark for the OSSLT is 75%, therefore you must aim to get between a 50 or 60 in this section Put the criteria from 50 and 60 section into your own words Release_Booklets.pdf (Page 13)http://www.eqao.com/pdf_e/10/OSSLTPublic Release_Booklets.pdf Remember, a passing mark for the OSSLT is 75%, therefore you must aim to get between a 50 or 60 in this section Put the criteria from 50 and 60 section into your own words Release_Booklets.pdf (Page 13)http://www.eqao.com/pdf_e/10/OSSLTPublic Release_Booklets.pdf Remember, a passing mark for the OSSLT is 75%, therefore you must aim to get between a 50 or 60 in this section Put the criteria from 50 and 60 section into your own words

8 How you will be scored: Conventions Release_Booklets.pdf (pg 20)http://www.eqao.com/pdf_e/10/OSSLTPublic Release_Booklets.pdf (pg 20)http://www.eqao.com/pdf_e/10/OSSLTPublic Release_Booklets.pdfhttp://www.eqao.com/pdf_e/10/OSSLTPublic Release_Booklets.pdf You must score either a 30 or 40 on this section for you to be considered successful on the sectionYou must score either a 30 or 40 on this section for you to be considered successful on the section Again, put the criteria in your own words (be as specific as you canAgain, put the criteria in your own words (be as specific as you can

9 What Score would you give? Using what you now know about the OSSLT scoring rubrics, for each of the following news reports, decide what grade you would apply.Using what you now know about the OSSLT scoring rubrics, for each of the following news reports, decide what grade you would apply.

10 Topic Development

11 Howd you do? If you said below, you are correctIf you said below, you are correct This person received a score of 40This person received a score of 40

12 Topic Development

13 Howd you do? If you gave this student a score of 60, you are correctIf you gave this student a score of 60, you are correct

14 Conventions 30, 40 or below (explain) For each of the following, you are not focusing on the quality of the news reportFor each of the following, you are not focusing on the quality of the news report You are focussing only on such things as spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.You are focussing only on such things as spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.

15 Conventions

16 Howd you do? If you scored this student below, you are correctIf you scored this student below, you are correct They received a code 20They received a code 20

17 Conventions

18 Howd you do? If you said below, you are correctIf you said below, you are correct This was scored as a 10This was scored as a 10

19 Conventions

20 Howd you do? If you scored this student with a 30, you are correctIf you scored this student with a 30, you are correct

21 Conventions

22 Howd you do? If you gave this student a perfect score of 40, you are correctIf you gave this student a perfect score of 40, you are correct

23 Lets put it all together Using your own words, lets come up with a list of what a successful news report will look likeUsing your own words, lets come up with a list of what a successful news report will look like Our list should include information from the beginning of the note (rules), as well as from the rubrics on topic development and conventions.Our list should include information from the beginning of the note (rules), as well as from the rubrics on topic development and conventions.

24 Success Criteria for a News Report Beginning paragraph (lead) will answer 5w and howBeginning paragraph (lead) will answer 5w and how 4-6 paragraphs4-6 paragraphs 2-3 sentences2-3 sentences Very few/minor spelling, grammar mistakes (5 or less)Very few/minor spelling, grammar mistakes (5 or less) Stay focussed on one idea (connected to pic and headline)Stay focussed on one idea (connected to pic and headline) Many supporting details (specific. Numbers, names etc)Many supporting details (specific. Numbers, names etc) At least 2 quotes (direct and indirect)At least 2 quotes (direct and indirect) Use length provided as a guideUse length provided as a guide Recap with conclusionRecap with conclusion Make it flowy, use good transition wordsMake it flowy, use good transition words Title or first and last nameTitle or first and last name Tag the person with their title (Ms. Mardero, principal)Tag the person with their title (Ms. Mardero, principal)

25 Lead Paragraph Although there are no rules for what order you put the lead in, the following formula ALWAYS worksAlthough there are no rules for what order you put the lead in, the following formula ALWAYS works When +Where+ Who + What =first sentence When +Where+ Who + What =first sentence Why + How =second sentence Why + How =second sentenceExample:

26 Students Fundraise for a Good Cause Who?What?Where?When?Why?How?

27 Your Turn For the following headlines and images, brainstorm the 5ws and 1hFor the following headlines and images, brainstorm the 5ws and 1h Write the lead paragraph for eachWrite the lead paragraph for each

28 Samples School purchases cell phone signal blocker

29 Sample 2 School board to change school schedule


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