Newspaper Article Writing - Journalism Nonfiction Lesson and Graphic Organizers

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Newspaper Article Writing - Journalism Nonfiction Lesson and Graphic Organizers: Introduce your students to the world of non-fiction journalistic writing with this ready-to-use lesson. This comprehensive resource is designed to guide students through the process of writing a newspaper article. From understanding the key elements of journalistic writing to organizing their thoughts using the included graphic organizer, this resource provides a step-by-step approach to enhancing students' journalistic writing skills.

Included in This Newspaper Article Writing Lesson and Assignment:

➡️ Newspaper Article Writing Journalism Presentation: Use this 31-slide PowerPoint Presentation to guide you through the important aspects to consider when writing a newspaper article or journalistic text. The presentation includes the following 

  • Pre-lesson discussion questions
  • Introduction to news writing and its purpose
  • Research
  • Types of articles
  • News article structure (inverted pyramid)
  • Parts of a news article (headline, byline, lead, body paragraphs, conclusion)
  • Interviewing for the article
  • Integrating and formatting quotes
  • Editing and revising
  • Ethical standards and fact-checking

 ➡️ Newspaper Article Topic Stations Activity: Students will complete a brainstorming page in a station activity where they will circulate the classroom to read prompt cards that will inspire different ideas for a topic they may want to choose for their news article.

➡️ Newspaper Article Pre-Writing Graphic Organizer: Students will use the included two-age pre-writing graphic organizer to organize their thoughts before they begin writing. Prompting questions are included that relate to what they learn in the presentation.

➡️ Newspaper Article Good Copy Templates: Have students complete the final version of their newspaper article on these three ready-to-print good copy page templates.

This is an excellent introduction to journalistic writing and can be used as a starter for making a 'class newspaper'.

What Teachers Are Saying About This Newspaper Article Writing Lesson and Assignment:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I used this as an intro to writing news articles with my journalism class! The graphics made it easier for my students to understand the step by step process of writing and editing a story. Great resource!! 11/10!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was such a wonderful resource. My students enjoyed using it, and it was quite straightforward and easy to follow. Thanks!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I am so happy with this set. I am teaching a middle school beginning journalism class with no resources and this has been a blessing!

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