Presentation on theme: "News Report. Parts of a News Report Headline: the title of the article. made up of 10 words or less introduces the article's topic captures the readers'"— Presentation transcript:
Parts of a News Report Headline: the title of the article. made up of 10 words or less introduces the article's topic captures the readers' interest Summary Lead: the opening paragraph. consists of 1-2 sentences is usually less than 30 words in length contains the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How (5Ws and H) of the article. Fact-based Paragraphs: the rest of the article. short paragraphs that expand on the 5Ws and H is organized from most to least important information include quotations from key people involved in or related to the information in the article Students Achieve 100% Brampton, Ontario - The staff and students of Brampton Centennial Secondary School celebrated yesterday after learning that 100% of their Grade 10 students, as well as all previously eligible students, who wrote the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) on March 31st, 2011 passed both sections. The 400 students who wrote the test were informed of their successful results last week by mail, but the official whole-school results were released yesterday by EQAO, the Ministry organization that facilitates the administration of the provincial test. "The students did an outstanding job," stated Ms. Wilson, the principal of Brampton Centennial S.S. today in a brief phone interview, "I couldn't be more proud!" When asked about the unprecedented successful results of her school's students, Galen revealed that the students had been prepared throughout the year for the March 29th test. "The students were invited to workshops, were offered resources, and were taught literacy skills cross-curricularly throughout the year." Upon hearing the news of their high pass rate, the principal declared the last hour of yesterday's school day to be a time for celebration. Music was broadcast throughout the school's classroom LCD projectors. "The preparation and excellent results shows the goal of our students: Honour and Excellence," Ms. Wilson said with a smile.
Literacy Test Task: 1. Write a news report based on a headline and picture 2. Make up the facts and information (Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?) 3. Relate your newspaper report to both the headline and the picture 4. Focus on the purpose and audience: to report on an event for the readers of a newspaper 5. Write only on the lined space provided
Literacy Test Task: Write a news report based on a headline and picture
Class Discussion: Brainstorm all of the things you can deduce from the picture and title. Headline: Student volunteers improve school grounds For example: Where are they? Who are they? What are they doing? Why? Time of year?
Independently, answer the 5 Ws and How...when you are done, share your answers as a class and record them on the board. Headline: Student volunteers improve school grounds Create the facts Who? What? Where? Why? When? How?
Now consider the following: Discuss as a class: Who is the article being written for? How will the audience you are writing for influence how you write the article?
What to do BEFORE you write: 1. Read all instructions carefully 2. Read all questions before reading the text 3. Read the title, headings and look at the picture for clues about the topic 4. Make notes or highlight important information in the instructions as you read
Writing the news report Analyse the picture and Headline to determine the topic of the article Identify the 5Ws and H (who, what, where, when, why, and how) of your article Create an interesting Summary Lead that includes the 5Ws and H of your article Write short paragraphs (2-3 sentences in length) based on the 5Ws and H in your Summary Lead. Organize your paragraphs from the most to least important information Add quotes to your paragraphs (by people involved in or related to your articles topic). Use words like said or says before each quote
Adapted from: Mary Nanavati – Principal Fletchers Meadow Created by: Candice Lande, Fletchers Meadow Susan Bell Louise Arbour SS