Writing a News Article

This Writing a News Article worksheet also includes:

Extra extra! Join the newspaper business with a series of lessons and exercises focused on elements of journalism. The packet focuses on distinguishing fact from opinion, writing effective headlines, sequencing events, and editing and proofreading a finished article.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add to a language arts unit when focusing on historical newspapers
  • Use the activities to begin your journalism class at the beginning of the year or grading period
  • Encourage young journalists to create a newspaper covering the setting and plot of a novel you are reading in language arts
Classroom Considerations

  • Most of the worksheets are relevant to a middle school language arts class, but some may be more specific to a journalism class
Pros

  • Comes with an answer key for each of the exercises
  • Worksheets make a great packet that is versatile for class structure and curriculum
Cons

  • None