Presentation on theme: "READING YOUR ARTICLES. WHAT A GOOD ONE LOOKS LIKE? We are going to create a display of the best articles – choose one from your table and stick it on."— Presentation transcript:
READING YOUR ARTICLES
WHAT A GOOD ONE LOOKS LIKE? We are going to create a display of the best articles – choose one from your table and stick it on the display paper. Underneath, write three reasons why this is a good article. This is newsworthy because…. It is interesting because….. It is aimed at the audience because….
HOW DO JOURNALISTS STRUCTURE THEIR ARTICLES?
LABEL THE FOLLOWING ON YOUR ARTICLE: Cut out and label: Stand first – a short introductory summary, often in bold. The 5 W’s – WHO, WHEN, WHERE, WHY, WHAT? Interviews with real people or experts Conclusion e.g. Our reporter Jake Cohen reports from this scene of devastation. The key information about what has happened…. Tony Stacy, 57, said…… The police are continuing their enquiries
TOMORROW – YOU ARE GOING TO WRITE AN ARTICLE IN TEST CONDITIONS We are going to spend some time planning today. Look at your inverted pyramid Use it to plan your story
WRITING AN ARTICLE – TEST TOMORROW Imagine something newsworthy has happened at your school. You are going to write a news article about it. For example – Imagine a celebrity comes to visit the school OR There is a fire which causes damage to the school OR Anything else? You need to: Choose an interesting headline Write at least three or four paragraphs Use the inverted pyramid to structure your article. You can make up all the details – including interviews with witnesses. Try to use a variety of different sentence and paragraph lengths. Try to use a wide variety of vocabulary.