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Turning An Interview Transcript to a Newspaper Article:
In the chart below are links to 9 different features in the Scope magazine from Scholastic.
1. Choose one and read the interview.  
2. Write a newspaper-style article that conveys the same information as the interview.
3. Add newspaper-style formatting features


 Topic of SCOPE Article PDF
Write a story about Erika Hill (American Idol) using the interview provided.yes
Write a story about Sukanya Roy (spelling bee winner) using the interview provided.yes
Write a story about Liz Hogan (cancer fund raiser) using the interview provided.yes
Write a story about Erin Hannon (drives an ambulance) using the interview providedyes
Write a story about Christina Sebbins (animal welfare advocate) using the interview providedyes
Write a story about Connie Lau (fighting underage smoking) using the interview providedyes
Write a story about Stephen Zambotti (anti-bullying) using the interview providedyes
Write a story about Katie Davidson (Girl playing Football on all male team) using the interview providedyes
Write a story about Evan Bozanic (diver/underwater explorer) using the interview providedyes




















Here it the link to the Heumannoid powerpoint g-doc.

Introduce students to the criteria for selecting a newsworthy story. Write each category name
on the board as you explain it to the class.
Timelines – events that are happening right now, or news that is of interest to readers right now
Proximity – events or situations that occur near the reader
Uniqueness – very unusual events or situations
Impact – news that will affect a large number of readers
Prominence – well-known people or groups of people
Suspense – events, such as disasters, where the outcome is not known
Conflict – people or groups opposing a situation or other groups of people
Emotions – love, hate, fear, jealousy, horror, pity
Progress – advances in science, medicine, or technology
Importance – important to the reader’s lives, family, education, health, or well-being

Types of topics (student-generated list)


Teams:

Newspaper Groups




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