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8 Features in a News Article 1. Headline 2. Orientation 3. Main body of text 4. Reorientation 5. Photo + Caption

9 Important in News Writing 3C ClearConciseCorrect

10 1. Headline Catchy In bold Interests the readers Only has a few words Action verbs Why are headlines important?

11 1. Headline STARTING THEM YOUNG PM Lee says Singapore's future depends on its young talents Hot pop-erty Can you tell which came from what type of newspaper?

12 Playing with words Writers can have lots of fun with words Can you explain what the writer has done with the words? Hot pop-erty

13 Puns A word in a sentence that can have two meanings. Example Christmas shoppers stocking up. Witch Halloween costume is for you?

14 Letter play Change a letter in a word to give a double meaning. Example Truck by lightning

15 Alliteration Using the same letter sound at the start of your words can create an interesting effect. Example Sending up the Stars and Stripes.

16 Rhyme Examples Green Queen Glass with Class

17 Lets try creating a headline Scenario: You are writing about an accident that happened in front of your school. It involved a school bus and a parents car. Catchy In bold Interests the readers Only has a few words Action verbs

18 Lets try creating a headline School Bus Crashes Parents Car Deadly Accident at Kallang Primary No more children Pick up in the foyer, says Principal The Sleepy Bus Driver VS Impatient Parent

19 NOW ITS YOUR TURN Activity 1 : HEADLINES Roles 1. Task Manager – make sure that your group stays on task 2. Scribe - Type out your groups answers 3. Time Keeper – Make sure that groups aware of the time given 4. Quite Captain – Please control the groups noise level 5. Peace maker – Resolve problems within the group

20 NOW ITS YOUR TURN In your groups, create a headline that is appropriate to your scenarios. Using your tablet PCs, get on to the class blog and find your groups scenario. Under the comments section, create an appropriate HEADLINE for your given scenario.

21 NOW ITS YOUR TURN A. Group 1&5: You are writing about your school's basketball team's winning match against a River Primary School. B. Group 2&6: You are writing about the new computer lab in Kallang Primary School. C. Group 3&7: You are writing about a recent fight between two primary 5 students during recess D. Group 4&8: You are writing about the exchange programme between Kallang Primary School and Cheltenham School from Melbourne, Australia.

22 2. Orientation Introduces the story first paragraph (1 - 3sentences) Attention grabbing Summarizes main points in the article Clear, Concise, Correct

23 2. Orientation Example: On Friday, nearly 400 students from 32 primary schools took part in the H- TWO-O Under-10 Football Fiesta 2008s five-a-side football tournament. WhoWhen What

24 Lets try creating an opening statement... Scenario: You are writing about an accident that happened in front of your school. It involved a school bus and a parents car.

25 Lets try creating an opening statement... What: Where: When: Who: Accident between a school bus and a car In front of Kallang Primary School gates Friday morning, Oct 30, 2009 School bus driver and a parent

26 Lets try creating an opening statement... A loud crash was heard Friday morning at the gates of Kallang Primary School. The accident between a school bus and a car belonging to a parent, happened in the midst of morning rush hour.

27 NOW ITS YOUR TURN Activity 2: The Perfect Opening Statement In your groups, create an opening paragraph that is appropriate to your scenario. Using your tablet PCs, get on to the class blog and find your groups scenario. Under the comments section, create an appropriate orientation.

28 NOW ITS YOUR TURN Activity 2: The Perfect Opening Statement Use the worksheet provided BBC news School Report worksheet: Write as you speak BBC news School Report worksheet: Write as you speak

29 COMING SOON…

30 3. Body Sequence of events in chronological order o Use connectors to show your transition. Paragraphs Past tense Simple, clear sentences

31 3. Body (A) Provides detailed information o the background scenario o the name of the people involved o the way the event happened

32 3. Body Example: The Football Association of Singapore organised the event, which ran from 7.30am – 5.30pm and was held at Jurong Wests Fico Sports Hub, which boasts Asias largest futsal football arena. Where Details

33 3. Body Example: In the final, Kranji Primary School narrowly edged out St Stephens School 1-0. Yangzheng Primary placed third while Loyang Primary came in fourth. Details

34 3. Body Example: The guest-of-honour at the event, FAS head of grassroots, Jita Singh, handed out the prizes to the winners. Details

35 3. Body (B) May include comments and quotes from eyewitnesses to give credibility to your report o Spoken accounts may be directly quoted using quotation marks or direct speech.

36 3. Body Example: Watching from the sidelines was FAS technical director, Slobodan Pavkovic. Im happy to see children in Singapore start playing competitively from such a young age. Quote

37 4. Reorientation Conclusion End with a short concluding line. How? Point to the future on what is expected to happen next Eyewitness quotations

38 4. Reorientation Conclusion Example: We share the same belief that it is never too young to start developing a passion for football. In fact, we will be working with the youngsters in another event in July, said Jita Singh, the former Singapore coach. Future

39 5. Photographs A picture paints a thousand words. photographs give readers a clearer picture of the event Include an interesting caption to describe the picture

40 5. Photograph Example: Caption

41 5. Photograph Example: Caption

42 Writing your news report digitally Instant access Interactive Readers can leave comments instantly Format

43 Credits


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