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Today we are going to attempt to draft our newspaper article using our ideas from yesterday.

Have a look at the checklist below and have a go!

When you are writing your own newspaper article:

  • Make your headline short and snappy.
  • In the first sentence sum up what the story is about.
  • Write your report in the third person and the past tense.
  • Split your newspaper report up into paragraphs to help the reader clearly understand the information.
  • If you use quotes to make your report more interesting, don't forget to use speech marks!
  • Use a photo with a caption to give the reader more information.
  • Fill your newspaper report with both facts and opinions. Facts give the reader all of the information they need by using the 5 Ws
  • Don't forget your passive voice sentences to make you sound objective and professional!
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