Writing a news story graphic organizer

Put students in groups of three to four members.

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Once students have identified the main idea, ask them to say where in the article the main idea is. Were changes made to the five Ws? Then I go to the local news to see what is happening in my town. At this point, you may want to move to part two.

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Ask students to reflect on why in news stories, all the important parts are at the beginning. Give an example of your own newspaper reading habits. After you're done, have students choose another news story of interest from that week. Once students have identified the main idea, ask them to say where in the article the main idea is. Read the story through once, and discuss the main idea. They may say: To get the reader's attention, because most people don't finish the article Ask the students to choose another famous rhyme or fairy tale and answer the five W questions. Discuss how people read newspapers. Students clarify their previous responses to the five Ws according to the article. Identify the parts of a newspaper Identify the format of a news article Write a newspaper story Use ICT equipment and software Layout and publish a classroom newspaper Session 1 Hold up a sample front page from a selected newspaper. Were changes made to the details? Refer to original articles as needed for examples of fact-based stories. You may want to use the Flocabulary main idea video to review. Have them fill out another copy of the inverted pyramid sheet. Students should then complete the sheet using details from their particular article and share the summary of their newspaper article.

Continue keeping the list of items on the board. What changes would they make and why?

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Additional items may include: editorials, cartoons, horoscope, local news, weddings, classifieds, advertising, etc. Students should begin to identify sections and features that are specific to newspapers. Students clarify their previous responses to the five Ws according to the article.

Identify the parts of a newspaper Identify the format of a news article Write a newspaper story Use ICT equipment and software Layout and publish a classroom newspaper Session 1 Hold up a sample front page from a selected newspaper.

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Lesson Plan: Analyze a News Story