Learning Intention To use organisational devices
So that: I can structure my news article appropriately
Today. We’ll be using yesterday’s plan to write a short article.
What are the main features of a news article?
Re-read the article you looked at yesterday from First News and remind yourselves of all the features.
What type of language should be used in an article? Think about the meed for using standard English.
When might you not use standard English? If you were to write a direct quote, these are exactly what the person says.
If we did use a quote (see extension below), what other features would we have to think about? e.g:
“These statues are a constant reminder of the past and should be consigned to history. Tear ‘em all down I say,” a 22-year-old protestor from Bristol said angrily.
How could you make this into an indirect quote?
When asked about the statue of a slave trader, one protestor (who was very angry) said they should all be torn down.
Main activity: Write a short news article based on yesterday’s plan including the features of a news article.
Extension: Re-read your news story and ensure you have included an appropriate direct or indirect quote.
- Remember to use capital letters and full stops for each sentence
- Use past tense and 3rd person
- Try joining ideas together using and, but, so, because
- Include all the relevant information in chronological order