Writing a News Article

Writing a news article can seem a little tricky, especially if you haven't been asked to do one in class lately!  The best way to write a news article is to follow a simple formula.  That way you are not worrying so much about filling in space.  

  Divide your article into 3 sections:        

    1.  5 W’s
     -Who, what, when, where, why

    2.  Insert 2 quotes from witnesses
     -People at the event/in the picture
     -If you write small, use both quotes, if big- just one

    3.  Answer “What will happen next?”
    -use remaining space to answer in 1-2 sentences

Here is a sample article from an earlier test.  See if you can identify the three sections outlined above?  

You are being marked on:
•Relating the article to the picture and headline
•Writing an actual newspaper article
•Spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure
•Length of article (must be at least ¾ of the page)

Try writing an article using the following picture and headline as a prompt.  Use the space provided to write it.  TIP: Make sure the image and headline match what you're writing.