How to Write a Daily News Article
The Daily News is one of the most widely read English newspapers in South Africa. It is known for its bold and independent approach to covering the news. This makes it an ideal news paper for young learners who want to learn about the world around them and become more informed citizens.
The news article is a written piece that reports events of interest, whether local, national or international. It is a type of journalism that may be published daily, semiweekly or weekly and is usually written by journalists who do not have subject expertise.
Newspaper structure is important for children to understand in order to write their own articles. It will help them to know how to structure their articles and will also make it easier for them to pick out features of news writing when they are reading articles themselves.
Having the correct news article structure will help your pupils to produce quality articles and they will also be more confident when it comes to using their language in a way that is effective.
Use this PowerPoint to give your students an understanding of the newspaper structure before getting them to write their own articles. This will help them to develop their writing, cooperation and teamwork skills as well as get them interested in the genre of news writing.
Ask your class to write about a story that they have heard or seen that they would like to report on. This will give them an idea of how to go about writing their own stories and will also make it easier for them to choose a topic to cover.
When reporting on news, it is important to be accurate and factual. This is because it can be difficult to get people to believe you if you don’t tell them the truth and it will also allow your readers to trust that your information is coming from a reliable source.
This is why it is important to do your research before you start writing an article, this will ensure that you are giving your audience the best possible information. It will also help to find an angle and a voice for your article so that it is unique and something that no one else has done before.
Once you have the facts, it is then time to format an outline that will enable you to put together your article as quickly and efficiently as possible. This will ensure that you are able to get the most important information across to your readers as soon as possible and ensure they keep reading.
The news article will need to include an opening paragraph that introduces the topic of the article, this will be followed by two or three paragraphs that will explain what happened and who was involved in it. This will then be followed by a closing paragraph that includes any quotes and extra information that is necessary to complete the story.