The News Report is one of two long pieces of writing you'll do on the OSSLT.
On the OSSLT, for the news report you'll get a headline and an image. You have to write a news report that goes with both the headline AND the image.
The news report should be about 1 page long.
Characteristics of a News Report
- Is related to both the headline and the picture
- Answers WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY, and HOW
- First paragraph: the lead
- Usually answers what, where, when, and who
- Following paragraphs explain why and how, and give detail
- Paragraphs are short, often only a sentence or two
- News report structure: most information at the beginning, and give less important information/details as the article goes on
- Written in 3rd person (he/she/it)
- Tone is appropriate for a news report (i.e. tone is objective, not familiar)
- There are quotations from appropriate sources (witnesses, participants, experts, etc.)
The page with the instructions for the news report looks like this.
In the Answer Booklet, you'll have a page of lined paper with the headline and the picture. You write your news report there.