Obama’s statement on death of Osama bin Laden- writing a newspaper article

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Imagine you are attending this press conference and have a deadline to write about this historic event. Look at these useful points on how to write a newspaper article. Since most people don’t read the entire newspaper article all the way through, the opening paragraph is very important.

Lesson plan:

  1. Write a newspaper article and post in on your blog. Use the points below.

A typical newspaper article contains five parts:

  1. Headline: a short attention-gettting statement about the event
  2. Byline: this tells who wrote the story
  3. Lead paragraph: This has all the who, what, when, where why and how in it.
  4. Explanation: The writes must decide what other facts or details the reader might want to know. This section can also include direct quotes
  5. Additional information: This part can include information about a similar event.

Additional resources here. Scholastic.com , read/think/write, writing a newspaper article.

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