How to write News report in english

news report writing in english and news writing and reporting notes
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Literacy Preparation Week November 2009 Student Edition Learning About Writing a News Report Created by: Dale Simnett and Darren Reed Formatted by R Fracchioni 2009 Reproduction of the material without authorization from authors, by any duplication process, is strictly prohibited. Key Learning Points News Report – An example Headline Car thief caught trapped in target vehicle Byline (name of author) Jim Day, Staff Reporter Wed Feb 25, 2009 Placeline Lead – catches reader interest, – most important info CANBERRA - A bungling Australian car thief was nabbed – introduces topic after accidentally locking himself in the vehicle he was – answers most of the 5W’s trying to steal, police said Wednesday. Police were called to a house in Adelaide after two thieves were heard trying to steal a car. On arrival they were surprised to find a 53-year old man hiding inside the vehicle. Quotation "The man, while breaking into the car, had locked himself in the car and couldn't get out," South Australian police said, adding a second thief was found hiding in nearby bushes. Body Day 1: Writing a News Report News Report Practice Read the article below. Fill in the Elements of a News Report chart on the next page. Students Grow Flying Sauce Jim Wilkes, Science Reporter TORONTO - In the cult movie classic Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, mutant vegetables cut a deadly swath through the community, consuming everyone in their path. But Canadian astronaut Bob Thirsk says Toronto students cultivating tomato seeds from space shouldn’t worry about like imitating art. “There should be no fear on the part of teachers or parents about any toxic fruit growing from these tomato plants,” said Thirsk, who flew aboard the shuttle Columbia on a 17-day mission in 1996. He said he’ll eat tomatoes produced from the high-flying seeds or use them to make salsa or ketchup. Thirsk visited students at St. Cecillia Catholic School on Annette St. yesterday to check up on their experiments with tomato seeds taken into space by astronaut Mark Garneau. The Tomatosphere project involves 2,500 secondary school classrooms across Canada growing 400,000 seeds, half of which made the trip to space. Space plants are said to grow faster and taller. “The space-flown seeds made 170 orbits of the Earth, travelled more than 7 million kilometers and spent 12 days weightless,” Thirsk said. At the end of June, schools will send results of their experiment to the Canadian Space Agency which will compile the date and make conclusions. Thirsk said the program is designed to introduce space science to young Canadians. “I can see that in these classrooms we have potential future Canadian scientists and astronauts,” he said. “I find that incredibly exciting.” Day 1: Writing a News Report Fill in all the elements of the news report based on the previous article: Element Definition From the Article • Catches your attention Headline Students Grow Flying • Sums up the story Sauce • Writer’s name Byline • Writer’s Specialty, e.g. sports, food, crime, current events • Where the story begins Placeline • The opening section Lead • Gives most important information • Should answer most of the 5W’s Circle the Paragraphs in • Supplies detail Body the Body • Most important details come first Underline 4 Facts in the • Simple true statements Facts Article • What someone actually Quotation said • Adds accuracy • Adds “at the scene” feeling Day 1: Writing a News Report Students Raise Money for a Good Cause Writing a News Report is as easy as 1-2-3 Step 1: Start planning 9 Look at the picture – What is happening in this picture? 9 How can you connect the picture to the headline? 9 In your rough notes, answer some or all of the following questions: 9 Who? 9 When? Rough Notes 9 What? 9 Why? Who? 9 Where? 9 How? 9 Then add: 9 Quotes What? 9 More information 9 Think of a catchy lead paragraph Step 2: Create a story Where? 9 Write a byline 9 Create a placeline 9 Create a catchy lead paragraph When? rd 9 Write in the 3 person 9 Write the body (1-3 paragraphs) 9 Be ensure to include a quotation Why? 9 Print neatly and legibly Step 3: Review How? Day 1: Writing a News Report As a class, work with your teacher to create a news report. Students Raise Money for a Good Cause ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ Day 2: Writing a News Report Task: Write a news report based on the headline and picture below. • You will have to make up the facts and information by answering some or all of the following questions: Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? • You must relate your newspaper report to both the headline and the picture. Purpose and Audience: to report on an event for the readers of a newspaper Length: The lined space provided for your written work indicates the approximate length of the writing expected. Rough Notes Important Discovery Made By Local Student Day 2: Writing a News Report Important Discovery Made By Local Student Day 2: Marking a News Report How Will the News Report Be Marked? Take a look at these examples Related to headline The students of BSS raised money to help the All 5 W’s present poor. - When? Last week BSS held a fundraiser selling food. All Enough detail of the money the collected went to helping out the Quotation used poor. The raised almost 400 dollars. Stop No personal opinion You done a very good job BSS students. 4-5 paragraphs Not a used Pass Proper spelling and grammar Related to headline Students from BSS school are doing a fundraiser to All 5 W’s present help build a new computer lab. - When? The computer lab will have 36 new Pentium 4 Enough detail computers. It will also have 4 new printers and Quotation used scanners. The computers will be programmed with a No personal opinion fire wall and a pop up blocker. The students from BSS Almost have been baking cakes, cookies and pies for the past 4-5 paragraphs used four weeks. The students have inspired other There Proper spelling and restaurant to sponsor them in their fundraiser. grammar Still No Pass BRAMPTON - For the past year, a group of students Related to headline have raised money for the Canadian Breast Cancer You All 5 W’s present Society. To support loved ones with breast cancer. This money was raised through the help of other family Enough detail Passed and friends who came out to fundraisers and Quotation used walkathons the students held. No personal opinion 4-5 paragraphs used “It is amazing to see young children in our community taking charge and creating events for such Proper spelling and a good cause,” said a walker from the walkathon. With grammar bright smiles on their faces, mothers, sisters, fathers, brothers, grandparents came out to the walkathon and pledge money. The students were amazed to see how many community members came out the event. If you would like to be part of the events or even just to pledge money, you may contact students at bsswalksbss.com Day 2: Peer Evaluation Instructions: Read your partners news report. Answer the following questions as you read through the article YES NO Is the article related to headline? YES NO Are all 5 W’s present? YES NO Is enough detail used? YES NO Is there a quotation used? YES NO Do they use third person narration? YES NO Are 4-5 paragraphs used? YES NO Do they use proper spelling and grammar? YES NO Is there a byline? YES NO Is there a placeline? YES NO Is there a good lead paragraph? How’d your peer do? How many ‘yes’ answers did you circle? (Circle One) Pass Maybe Needs Improvement 7 – 10 YES 6 – 7 YES 0 – 6 YES Day 2: Self Evaluation Instructions: Read your own news report. Answer the following questions as you read through the article Do you agree with your peer? Read your peer’s evaluation. Reflect below on what you could do better next time to get a better result YES NO Is the article related to headline? YES NO Are all 5 W’s present? YES NO Is enough detail used? YES NO Is there a quotation used? YES NO Do they use third person narration? YES NO Are 4-5 paragraphs used? YES NO Do they use proper spelling and grammar? YES NO Is there a byline? YES NO Is there a placeline? YES NO Is there a good lead paragraph? Reflection: Do you agree with your peer ? What could be better?