Reserve some space to tell the stories that are happening when the students are kicking back and listening to cassettes on their boomboxes they still do that, right? I have the most trouble finding language arts sites for us to use in the computer lab, so I am very interested in using TweenTribune. Plus, the kids are exposed to different news stories they otherwise might not read or hear about it. I had to drag them off to move onto our persuasive essay lessons. The selection process can include nominations by teachers, or be as random as choosing a name out of a hat. The Basic Story Outline The best way to structure a newspaper article is to first write an outline. The site is totally safe from a teacher's perspective and I have control of publishing which I use to to motivate my students to adhere to high standards when writing.
For example, if the flu is spreading around school, get a quote from the school nurse about preventative measures students can take to stay healthy. Use all the white space. Ask around to see if anyone would want to write or edit for the paper. Choose to write a to share your opinion and sign your name. Ask one of your favorite teachers if they'll help run it. They all said it was site organized and easy to navigate.
Find out who was involved, whether that would be students, administrators, or other people in your community. Write about information that students will find interesting or helpful, and focus on the facts of the story and offering multiple points of view about the situation. Perhaps it would be great for someone who likes action movies but not as enjoyable for someone who prefers comedies. It seemed like a dream come true at that time, but now, she's wondering if she was mental to accept the responsibility of such an important school activity. The students like reading the stories and have trouble deciding on one to read and write about.
If you're doing a feature on a teacher, you should ask them if you can do an interview. You can use a site like to learn the basics, but you may also want to get your hands on a copy of the stylebook, The Associated Press Stylebook. However, maybe you want a newspaper just for band members or for a club you're in. I'm looking forward to an exciting second semester! I plan on sharing it with my entire staff and getting other Ann Arbor classrooms using it! They love it when I read the stories. Next, the newspaper needs to be laid out, meaning it needs to be put together into a cohesive whole. Start by figuring out what's most important in your story. It will not only get students looking at educational resources and information in their independent work time, it will also help to improve their nonfiction reading skills.
A news story is generally a little shorter than a feature story, coming in at 750 to 1000 words. This includes coverage of important events on campus and developments that affect students. You can always work up to a bigger newspaper later. Be as specific as possible. Just as I read the news and comment, so can they.
We studied many good samples and poor samples. These are going to be the hard stories, the front page stories. But you should work on producing a paper that appeals to a wide selection of the student body. Well, it depends on what grade you're in? Write down who said what, where you found a fact, and what dates things occurred on, even your interviews. Is this a subject that is particular to your school or community, or is it a national subject? Involving as much of the student body as possible will only increase the appeal of a printed school newspaper. Most papers take at least some money, though you can do one fairly cheaply if you stick to an electronic paper. My kids seem to be pumped up about the blogging idea.
But if someone tells you names, dates, or details that can be verified through another source, take the time to do so. I help with some obvious editing needs, but mostly let it be their expression. Use the singular first-person when writing a column, and share your personal opinions about various topics. You may even want to record your interviews. However, you also want to check that the story has good flow, the writing isn't too flowery or long shorter sentences are usually better in journalism , and that the content makes sense. However, there is nothing to download and install! Together, they cited information from. Use active voice and active verbs.
These are the kinds of stories that typically make the front page. Keep the headline short, direct, and active. Encourage each student in the class to write a review of a restaurant or other business that he has visited since the last newspaper edition. I will begin to use this as a grading tool. I have spent lots of money and time looking for materials that would hook my students and turn them on to reading. Choose a student from the class to interview for each edition of the elementary school newspaper.
Just an interesting aside, Mr. It will help the readers of the paper better and planning becomes much easier. It's relevant, up-to-date, and a wide variety of topics. For information on how to fill up your paper, here's some help. Although a news story can be creative and entertaining, too. I plan to use TweenTribune to reinforce what we are doing.
Finding a special plans has hardly ever been easier. Come up with a to hook people into reading your article. People The most interesting part of anything including high school is the people. Share an educational article to teach others about a specific topic. A style guide just tells you how to do certain things, such as write numbers and make abbreviations. Ask your reporters to be on the constant lookout for such soft stories, because this is what will fill the major portion of your school newspaper.