Can you write the story before the
paper goes to print!
Features of a newspaper article
• Main body of text
• In bold
• Interests the reader
• Serious or humorous
• Only has a few words
• Action verbs
• This introduces the story and should GRAB
our attention. It will set the scene and
summarise the main points of the article. It
is often only one sentence so you must
make it a good one.
Main Body of Text
• This is written in:
It answers the questions:
• The photo shows us a
snapshot of what
happened, where it
happened or who it
happened to. It
should make the
something” so that
they want to read the
article. If possible it
should show action.
• A caption goes underneath a photo to
identify something or someone and to give
us more information.
It is a label for the
• This ends the retelling of events. It brings
us up to date.
• Because it is telling us what is happening
NOW it will move from the
• Rare lion called Rory
• Lion escaped from Midlands Safari
• Keepers in pursuit
• 2 adults 3 children taken to hospital-
treated for minor injuries at Queen’s
Medical Centre in Nottingham.
•Lion -oldest lion in park - 12 years old.
•Keeper called Ivan Roaralot.
•Worked at the park for 20 years
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Now take your ideas and put them into order
Briefly sum up what has happened.
Who is the report about? Remember to grab the reader’s attention.
This tells the reader what actually happened.
Where did these events occur? Remember to use facts, quotes and eyewitness accounts.
When did these events happen?
Conclusion: What could happen now?
How did these events happen?
• an eye-catching headline
• correct tense
• Good use of action verbs
• Clear detailed sentences
• Points of event
• Peer- response
• Used same editing skills
• Report on paper