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How to write a news report

Shared by The Cognitive Hub, Singapore: To help students write a simple news report for school assignments

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How to write a news report

  1. 1. Features in a News Article 1. Headline 2. Lead paragraph 3. Main body 4. Quotes & Closing 5. (Photo + Caption)
  2. 2. 1. Headline Why are headlines important?  Catchy  In bold  Interests the readers  Only has a few words
  3. 3. 1. Headline
  4. 4. Let’s 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 parent’s car.  Catchy  In bold  Interests the readers  Only has a few words
  5. 5. 2. Lead Paragraph  Summarizes the main points / event  1 – 3 sentences  Attention-grabbing by being Clear, Concise, Catchy
  6. 6. Lead Paragraph (cont’d) Example: Attention-grabbing SAVING lives starts young, as pupils at St Anthony's Primary can tell you. About 60 of them took part in a hands-on workshop yesterday which showed them what to do should someone go into cardiac arrest. 2 sentences Summarises the event
  7. 7. 3. Main Body  Give details to cover 5ws & 1H. o Use connectors to show transition.  Short Paragraphs  Short, clear sentences
  8. 8. 4. Quotes & Closing  Quote eyewitnesses or participants to add significant information
  9. 9. 4. Quotes & Closing  Quote eyewitnesses or participants to add significant information  Quote relatives / friends if character-information is needed
  10. 10. 4. Quotes & Closing  Quote eyewitnesses to add significant information  Quote relatives or friends if character-information is needed  Quote experts or authorities to add explanation to issues
  11. 11. …Closing  End with one of the quotes OR  Point to what is expected next
  12. 12. 5. Photographs ‘A picture paints a thousand words.’  photographs give readers a clearer picture of the event  Include a helpful, concise caption
  13. 13. Example:
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