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News report writing

Main features of newspaper article writing for Key Stage 2
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Samuel Wong

on 17 May 2016

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Transcript of News report writing

This is the headline
Short and Snappy!
Get the reader's attention!
Four or five words only!
Here is the byline!
Standfirst
A summary of the story but not with lots of detail
Think of WHO, WHAT, WHEN and WHERE
A Photograph often needs a caption
Who is in the photo and what have they
got to do with the story?
The main body of the article - much more information including quotes from people who know something about the story!
REMEMBER TO WRITE IN THE Past tense

This is a report
about something that has
already happened. Make sure your writing is in the past tense

An earthquake struck the town

Non fiction

This is a non fiction
report, not a story.
It should contain facts


IN THE FIRST PARAGRAPH - A BRIEF SUMMARY

WHAT happened
WHEN it happened
WHERE it happened
WHO it happened to

In the body of the article
you can include more information
about WHY and HOW things happened
including quotes from experts.
WRITING NEWSPAPER REPORTS
􀂾 Writer’s name
􀂾 Writer’s Specialty, e.g. sports, food, crime,
current events
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