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How to Write a Newspaper (for Kids)

If you have a class filled with newshounds eager to write their own front-page stories about classroom events or the latest happenings in the cafeteria, Scholastic Teachables has you covered with ready-to-go resources for your young journalists.

These 5 resources will help students in grades 3–5 learn about the newswriting process and how to add descriptive elements that will engage readers. Not only will they learn how to write a news article, students will also learn important content-area vocabulary that gives new meaning to words like dummybleeds, and widow. Before you know it, your classroom will be a busy newsroom filled with young reporters looking to break the next big story!

1.В В В В Newspaper Writing: Narrative Learning Center

ThisВ narrative learning centerВ specifically designed for newspaper writing helps students report facts and write a compelling news story that will engage their readers. The printable includes an introductory lesson, student directions, model writing samples, graphic organizers, differentiation tips, and an assessment rubric.

2.В В В В Newspaper Article: Leveled Graphic Organizers

This lesson withВ tiered graphic organizersВ will help your cub reporters and front-page newshounds learn the basics of news writing. Students will write a news article that opens with a lead, includes who, what, when, where, and why, and presents details in the body of the story.

3.В В В В Newspaper Jargon: Grade 4 Vocabulary

To be true news writers, students need to know the industry jargon. ThisВ vocabulary packetВ teaches students what words likeВ bleedsdummy, andВ stringerВ commonly mean in newsrooms.

4.В В В В The Daily News: Language Arts Bulletin Board

ThisВ bulletin boardВ resource not only turns your classroom into a newsroom, it also helps students develop the speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills they need to run it effectively.В

5.В В В В Plenty of Plastic: Grade 5 Opinion Writing Lesson

Every respected newspaper has a robust editorial section. ThisВ writing lessonВ helps create persuasive opinion writers by encouraging students to take a written stance for or against plastic bags.

Scholastic Teachables helps teachers like you build the next generation of journalists and newshounds. Even better, these teaching materials are ready to go, saving you time when you need it most during the school year. The printables are free to subscribers of Scholastic Teachables or are available for individual purchase.В Log in orВ subscribe todayВ for teaching tools to help your students write news articles that can make a difference in your classroom, school, and community!

Teach students to turn their research and interviews into vibrant, interesting stories

Most newspaper articles break down into two categories:

  • News articles
  • Feature articles

You will also find opinion pieces, like editorials and book and movie reviews. But this lesson deals strictly with news and feature articles.

Here’s how you can tell the difference between a news story and a feature story.

  • News articles cover the basics of current events. They answer the questions: who, what, where, how, and when?
  • Feature articles are longer and more in depth than regular news articles. They cover one subject from multiple angles and are written in a more creative, entertaining format. Although a news story can be creative and entertaining, too. Check out the examples below.

It is important to remember that both news and features demand the same level of research and reporting.

Read examples of news and feature articles from the Scholastic Kids Press Corps. Read them all, then write your own articles modeled after them.

The Basic Story Outline

The best way to structure a newspaper article is to first write an outline. Review your research and notes. Then jot down ideas for the following six sections. Remember, this is just a foundation upon which to build your story.

I. Lead sentence

Grab and hook your reader right away.

II. Introduction

Which facts and figures will ground your story? You have to tell your readers where and when this story is happening.

III. Opening quotation

What will give the reader a sense of the people involved and what they are thinking?

IV. Main body

What is at the heart of your story?

V. Closing quotation

Find something that sums the article up in a few words.

VI. Conclusion (optional—the closing quote may do the job)

What is a memorable way to end your story? The end quote is a good way to sum things up. That doesn’t always work. If you are quoting more than one person with different points of view in your story, you cannot end with a quote from just one of them. Giving one of your interviewees the last word can tilt the story in their favor. In this age of the Internet, you can also end your story with a link to more information or even your own behind-the-scenes blog post.

Now It’s Your Turn

STEP 1: Read an article from the Scholastic Kids Press Corps and fill in the following blanks:

Lead sentence:
Introduction:
Opening quotation:
Main body:
Closing quotation:
Conclusion:

Remember, not ALL of these elements may be represented in the story, or even in one place.

STEP 2: Now, using your research and notes, write an outline for your own article.

Remember, your first version of a story is a first draft, not a finished article. Here a few good tips for turning in a quality story to your editor/teacher.

  • Read the story at least one time for comprehension. You want to make sure your writing tells a story with a beginning, middle, and end. Also, check to make sure you have at least two good quotes in it if at all possible.
  • Go back over your draft to check for spelling and punctuation errors.
  • Now, read it out loud. This will help you catch any awkward phrases, or sentences that don’t sound right.
  • Once your piece is polished, turn it in to your editor. Be sure you have a slug or headline (which tells the subject of the story), a date, and your byline.

DANNY WALDO

CLASS

How to Write a Newspaper (for Kids)

Using newspaper articles in writing activities gets kids excited about the writing process, while introducing them to a real-life application. Connecting classroom assignments to real-world occupations prepares students for life outside of school. Writing newspaper articles covers a wide range of teaching topics, from brainstorming, interviewing and drafting to revising and editing. Students learn to write for a specific purpose, as opposed to writing for the sake of writing.

Explore this article

  • Brainstorm story topics
  • Research your topic
  • Interview experts on your topic
  • Write the lead for your story
  • Write supporting paragraphs that focus on who
  • Revise and edit your rough draft
  • Create a title or headline

1 Brainstorm story topics

Brainstorm story topics. Before attempting to write a newspaper article, have a plan for what you are going to write about. Choose to write about events coming up at your school or community events that may interest your classmates.

2 Research your topic

Research your topic. Before writing, get as much background information on your topic as you can. It is always better to have too much information. You can cut out unneeded information later.

3 Interview experts on your topic

Interview experts on your topic. If you are writing about the upcoming school musical, interview the music teacher or some of the participants. If you are reporting on a community event, interview the person in charge of organizing it. First-hand accounts from people involved in the story make it more interesting for your readers.

4 Write the lead for your story

Write the lead for your story. A good lead should grab the reader’s attention and make them want to keep reading.

5 Write supporting paragraphs that focus on who

Write supporting paragraphs that focus on who, what, when, where and why.

6 Revise and edit your rough draft

Revise and edit your rough draft. Have your classmates or teachers offer suggestions for how to improve your story, such as by inserting direct quotes or adding more details. Edit your paper for spelling and punctuation errors.

7 Create a title or headline

Create a title or headline for your story, and submit your final copy to your teacher for publication.

How to Write a Newspaper (for Kids)

Okay, your teacher has assigned you to create a newspaper. To help you with your assignment, we not only have hundreds of templates you can use, but this little tutorial is designed to assist you in your homework assignment.

To begin, it is important to understand the various elements of a newspaper so that you’ll have a good idea what you need to gather together by way of content. A newspaper is primarily about the written articles, so ultimately, you will design and layout your newspaper around your articles. Here is what you will need to gather together minimally—your teacher may have more requirements:

  1. 2 to 3 articles per page. On a tabloid sized newspaper, you will be able to have 2 articles of around 750 words plus images or 3 articles of around 500 words. This article is a little over 500 words long.
  2. At least 1 corresponding photo per article. 2 images would be great. Remember, it is always easier to resize images than it is to resize articles (this is why a newspaper is often built around the articles, not the images).
  3. Graphic Design Software. Your teacher might have suggestions, but if you are at a loss, you can use MakeMyNewspaper’s Cloud Designer and templates. Just be sure to mark the project as “homework” when you save it to get a 90% discount on the PDF ($1.99).

Once you have the articles and images together, insert the articles into the newspaper software first. Adjust the column lengths so that all your words are in the textbox.

Layout and Design Tips

  1. Insert all your articles first and get them situated well.
  2. Using 11pt or 12pt serif fonts (such as Times New Roman) for the body or copy text.
  3. Using 14pt or 16pt font size for article titles (except for the feature story, then choose a size somewhere between 16pt and the main newspaper title font size…this should be the largest text outside of the newspaper name itself).
  4. Use 3 or 4 columns for tabloid sized newspapers.
  5. Keep at least an 1/8th of an inch between each column. Whatever you choose, it is important to make it consistent between all columns.
  6. Leave the same amount of space between textboxes and images as you have between columns.
  7. Don’t use too many fonts. 2 or 3 at the most, and make sure that all fonts are consistent. In other words, don’t change fonts for the titles of article A and B. Keep all titles the same fonts and all copy text the same font.
  8. Align everything up well.
  9. Crop pictures to fit the space you have. Generally, if you must stretch or shrink an image you want to always keep them proportional. Otherwise, they will look too fat or too skinny. So to get an image to fit, crop it.
  10. Don’t get your newspaper too crowded. Having extra white space between articles, titles or columns is not a bad thing.

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How to Write a Newspaper (for Kids)

OVERVIEW

Students will enjoy this creative, exciting, and stimulating lesson in writing as they create authentic newspaper stories. As they are transformed into reporters and editors, they will become effective users of ICT in order to publish their own classroom newspaper. Various aspects of newspapers are covered, including parts of a newspaper, writing an article, online newspapers, newspaper reading habits, and layout and design techniques.

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FEATURED RESOURCES

  • Printing Press: In this online interactive tool, your students can choose the “newspaper” option to help them complete their newspaper section.

  • Newspaper Story Format: Your students will find completing their newspaper article a snap by first filling out this useful handout that helps them identify each key element of an authentic newspaper article.
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    FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE

    Lund, D.M., & Sanderson, D.A. (1999). From printed page to multimedia: Evolution of a second-grade class newspaper. Reading Online. Available: http://www.readingonline.org/articles/art_index.asp?HREF=lund/index.html.

      Encouraging children to read and write in ways that allow them to make sense of real language in real contexts is more likely to help them develop the skills necessary to become fluent readers and writers. Creation of a class newspaper provides such a real context, and thus makes an excellent choice as the basis for a project designed with this goal in mind.

    Use of the computer motivates students to learn and students’ attitudes toward the newspaper genre are affected by active participation in the production of an authentic and original newspaper of their own.

  • Abilities in formal writing are best developed with a “process approach” that goes through five distinct phases: prewriting, composing or drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. Using this approach helps students more fully understand the process of producing formal written documents, such as magazines and newspapers.
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    Ashley has taught first, fourth, and fifth grades and holds a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

    What Is the Title?

    ”Do you like green eggs and ham?

    I do not like them, Sam I am. I do not like green eggs and ham.”

    Have you ever heard these lines before? Most likely, the answer is yes. They’re from one of Dr. Seuss’ best known books. But how do you correctly write the title of that book in your own writing?

    The Rules

    Different types of titles have different rules for how they should be written out and punctuated. Depending on what type of work you’re writing about, you may underline, italicize, or use quotation marks to show that what you have written is a title. Let’s explore these rules.

    The titles of longer works are underlined or italicized. If you’re in class and your teacher asks you to write something with pencil and paper (handwritten), you would underline the titles of longer works, meaning you would place a line underneath the words. If you’re typing on a computer, you would italicize these titles, or make the words slant to the right.

    Some examples of longer works are:

    • Books and Novels: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and Because of Winn Dixie
    • Plays: Hamilton
    • CD Titles: Rihanna’s ANTI
    • Movies: The Secret Life of Pets
    • Newspapers: The New York Times
    • Magazines: Highlights

    Let’s go back to our original example:

    ”Do you like green eggs and ham?

    I do not like them, Sam I am. I do not like green eggs and ham.”

    Of course, these words are the foundation of the book titled Green Eggs and Ham.

    Titles of art work are also underlined when handwritten or italicized when typed. Some examples include:

    • Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting
    • Sylvia Shaw Judson’s Bird Girl sculpture

    Sometimes, you may want to write about a song or poem you like, and because these are considered short works, you would use ”quotation marks.”

    Some examples of short works are:

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    • Poems: ”No More Flies in the School Kitchen” by Bruce Lansky
    • Song Titles: ”Shake It Off”
    • Chapter Titles: ”Dobby’s Warning”
    • Newspaper and Magazine Articles: ”Power Up Our Girls”
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    When writing the titles of short works, you should use quotation marks whether you’re handwriting or typing the title.

    When writing titles, most words are capitalized. However, words like ‘and’, ‘the’, ‘of’, ‘to’, and ‘in’ will not be capitalized unless they are in the first word of the title. For example, in the title The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, only the first ‘the’ is capitalized while ‘of’ and the second ‘the’ are not.

    Lesson Summary

    All right, let’s review what we’ve learned. Titles should be capitalized and punctuated correctly when writing. Whether you underline or italicize a book title will depend on whether you’re handwriting or typing.

    Remember that underlining is putting a line underneath the words in the title, and italicizing is making the words slant to the right. But the next time you want to tell someone to ”Shake It Off” just like Taylor Swift, you should use ”quotation marks” no matter how you’re writing.

    A letter to the editor (LTE) is a great way to spread awareness about your issue. You can write letters to the editor of a local newspaper, online magazine, or blog as a way to share your opinion, along with facts about the cause and how to get involved in your campaign.

    Similar to writing an op-ed, your LTE can be focused on more of an emotional experience with your cause, or it could be more straightforward and fact-based. Keep in mind the readership of the outlet you are sending your LTE to in order to help determine what kind of writing style is most appropriate for your piece. Also, keep in mind that your LTE could take a stance of agreement with or opposition to the original piece you are responding to.

    We’ve included an example letter to the editor below, in response to a hypothetical article about a rise in global childhood obesity rates. Before we dive in, here are some key points to remember as you write your own letter:

    • You can respond to any article that you feel relates to your cause as a hook to get the editor’s attention with your letter.
    • Your LTE should be short and concise, up to 250 words max. Most publications have regulations around how long your letters can be, so you can check with the editor of the publication you’re submitting your letter to.
    • Include your name and contact information (including phone number) when you submit your letter. The publication will often call to verify that you truly submitted it.
    • Create a title that offers a preview of your subject matter and also attracts the attention of your audience.
    • Talk about the issue from your perspective. Why is this important to you? Why do you think it would be important to people in your community?

    TITLE

    Ex . PE to help decrease child obesity in America

    Make sure to include the author’s name, title, and date of the article, so that people can go back and read the original piece.

    Regarding [AUTHOR’S NAME]’s article, [TITLE AND DATE OF ARTICLE]:

    Include statistics and facts about the issue early on—this can help support your agreement or disagreement.

    Families in large cities and small towns alike have come to rely on restaurants as a way to help save time in increasingly busy schedules. Families are now spending more of their food budget on ready to eat meals than they are on groceries. In fact, today’s kids get about 25 percent of their daily calories from fast food and other restaurants. At the same time, kids are developing food preferences and long-term dietary habits, and restaurants are aggressively promoting to kids’ meals that are high in calories, sugar, fats, and salt and contain few fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

    Today, one-third of children are at an increased risk of developing chronic, life-threatening diseases, such as type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

    State whether you’re in agreement or disagreement with the article, and then make a few key points to explain why.

    This is a preventable epidemic, and while many factors are at play, eating out is linked to eating more calories, poorer diets, and obesity.

    Include a solution to the problem, tying your cause to the article. In this case, healthy kids’ meals are one solution to help resolve the obesity problem in the U.S.

    It’s time we ask restaurants to serve kids better and help create environments where children can grow up at a healthy weight by improving the nutritional quality of their kids’ meals.

    By ensuring that the foods they promote and serve to children are nutritious, restaurants can support parents’ efforts to cultivate healthy food preferences and behaviors in their children.

    Don’t forget to include a link to action, your organization’s website, or another site you want audiences to visit! This is how you convert readers into advocates for your cause.

    Find out how you can improve healthy options for our kids at local restaurants in your town by visiting www.voicesforhealthykids.org/KidsMeals.

    Be sure to sign your letter with your name, organization affiliation, or campaign name.

    [ORGANIZATION LEADER OR MAIN POINT OF CONTACT]

    DERONTE’ SMITH

    CLASS

    How to Write a Newspaper (for Kids)

    Today’s kids face newer, faster technology than ever before and live in an age of hyper fast delivery — especially with news. The manner in which news stories are discovered and who writes them has changed drastically over the years. Likewise, writing news stories is uniquely different from writing editorials. Editorials can be written from three points of view: an editorial staff, a small team or pair, or one person (often readers of the publication). All editorials share commonality and can be taught to kids with some practice.

    Assign a topical and current issue or theme to a small group of 2 or 3 students. Each group will follow the instructions.

    Research the topic for facts, statistics and anecdotes that back the students’ positions.

    Distribute editorial copies to use as examples for each group.

    Explain to groups the difference between fact and opinion and how it applies to the assignment; the purpose should be to formulate opinions using facts to support their case.

    Each group writes the stated goal of the position they are defending; the stated goal should denote what they want to accomplish with their editorial.

    Write a sample introduction to an article showing students how they will lay the premise for their argument.

    Review editorial copies with student teams, identifying articles to discuss. Talk through the use of persuasive language with your students. Explain how persuasive language molds the context of their work to try and get readers to agree with them.

    Give examples to help students visualize what persuasive language is as they write the body of the article. Examples include: car owners should obey the rules of the road, or people suffering from morbid obesity should watch their diet.

    Write a sample solution to a point you have identified in your editorial copies showing students how you arrived at your solution. The solution you present to your student groups can expand upon thematic threads running through the article so as to further persuade the reader.

    Ask students to make a conclusion to their article on their own; in their conclusions, encourage students to allow room for the reader to formulate his own opinion.

    About the Author

    Deronte’ Smith began his professional writing career in 1996 with Trader Publications, writing listings for “Auto Trader Magazine.” He has also worked for the “Central Kentucky News Journal” and the “Kentucky Kernel.” Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Kentucky.

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    You can create your own newspaper. Students can be reporters, researching and writing newspaper articles. Topics for articles can include interesting things that have happened in the classroom or school, events that occurred in your town, family milestones (did someone have a birthday recently, or win an award?), a sports tournament, extreme weather, or an interesting local person! Before you begin, read and analyze some newpaper articles to see how professional reporters write.

    You can put the articles of all the students in the classroom together to make your own classroom newspaper! You can even add advertisements for made-up products.

    A newspaper is a daily or weekly publication that contains news articles, editorials, and other items. Newspapers are printed on large sheets of inexpensive paper that are folded. Ads (and to a much lesser extent, subscriptions) pay the costs of operating a newspaper. Synonyms for newspaper are paper and rag (this is a disparaging term).

    The owner of a newspaper is called the publisher . The editor is in charge of the content. Reporters research and write the articles. Most reporters specialize in an area (like government, crime, or science) – this specialty is called the reporter’s beat .

    In the USA, the freedom of the press is guaranteed by the first amendment to the US Constitution.

    Structure of a Newspaper Article
    Each newspaper article has a title (called the headline ) that is set in large type. The writer of a newspaper article is often not credited; if the author is mentioned, this credit is called the author’s byline .

    The beginning of each newspaper article (the first paragraph) is called the lead (one or two sentences long); the lead should summarize the main facts of the article, telling the 5 W’s (who, what, when, where, and why) and how. The first paragraph should also contain a hook , something that grabs the reader’s attention and makes the reader want to read the rest of the article.

    The nut graph is the paragraph that contains the core information about the story and tells the reader why the story is important.

    The remainder of the article contains supporting paragraphs that go into more detail about the topic, often including quotes and interesting facts. The less important information should appear later in the article, since the article may be cropped (shortened) by the editor (the person who puts the newspaper together) to make the article fit on the newspaper page.

    The reporter’s opinions should not appear in the article – only the facts. Use clear and simple language. Keep the article short and to the point. Use active verbs (for example: Man bites dog) and not passive verbs (for example: Dog bitten by man).

    Each picture, graph or illustration should have a caption describing or explaining it.

    Many of you send out or post family updates around the holidays. But this year, why not have your children write your family newsletter?

    In my writer’s workshop a few years ago, my students spent time learning the basics of the newspaper, writing using the 5 Ws, and writing a family newsletter. It’s something you can do at home with your family, too.

    1. Study the Newspaper

    First, look through the newspaper to discover everything that is in the newspaper. Make a list. You might list things like:

    comics
    news
    movies
    photographs
    advertisements
    crossword puzzles
    for sale
    reviews
    information

    *I took out newspaper pages with inappropriate content.

    2. Pick a Topic and Write Using the 5 Ws

    First, kids need to think of an idea to write about. Ask leading questions like what was the worst, best, weirdest, grossest, yummiest memory of the year. Have them brainstorm 4 – 8 ideas.

    Ideas:

    – summer vacation or camp
    – a music / sport’s achievement
    – movie or book review
    – an injury
    – the worst day of summer / the best day of summer
    – biography of a person in your family

    Then, introduce the 5 Ws. Do you know that the first paragraph of a newspaper story is supposed to include these five Ws? (And that with online news, it might not be happening as much…?)

    In my workshop, two girls shared very dramatic falling-off-bike/scooter stories, so I used those real life news stories to model how to write using the 5 Ws.

    (The Why is hard for kids! And funny — like the rock jumped out at me and made me fall! Not, I was clumsy.)

    If I had been teaching more days of newspaper writing, which I wasn’t, I would add on headlines, captions, editorial, column, and other newspaper concepts on another day. I didn’t in my one day workshop since it would have overwhelmed the writers with too much information.

    After I modeled writing by answering the 5ws, I let them apply the learning and write.

    3. Write Your Family Newsletter (Newspaper)

    My group of writers used this newspaper template to because it had lines and a fun newspaper-ish border. Later, the kids pasted the pages into their blank Bare Books. This worked much better than laying out articles in a newspaper format which requires more time than we had – 2.5 hours. Read Write Think offers a free online newspaper / newsletter template if you want to design your own online.

    Use your newspaper list and choose what to write first. Choice is very important in giving kids ownership, especially if they don’t really want to write.

    To motivate a few reluctant writers, I encouraged writing a classified ad to sell their sister or brother — but, they had to be very nice or no one would want to buy their sibling. 🙂 I suggested to one reluctant writer that she start by making a word search. That got her creative juices flowing.

    You can do this same process with your homeschool kids or any kids.

    Some wrote comics.

    How to Write a Newspaper (for Kids)

    Some wrote movie reviews.

    How to Write a Newspaper (for Kids)

    Some wrote for sale ads; others wrote news articles.

    How to Write a Newspaper (for Kids)

    We had enough time for me to ask each child to write six articles or more. I don’t correct editing issues unless they interfere with the reader’s ability to understand and usually I ask the writer to “go back and look for capitals that you forgot” or something like that. I do ask many questions to help writers think of ideas, and revise. “What made this movie fun?” “What happened when your bird flew away? Did you ever find the bird?”

    You can do the same. Try to ask questions and if you have a teaching suggestion, pick one thing – not more than that.

    Share Your Newspaper

    The best part about writing is sharing with an audience! Let your writers share with family and friends and watch their confidence grow!

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    Article writing is quite easy than other type of writing. Similar book writing is little difficult than the article. As book is called collection of articles. an article only focus just a main topic, Book covers all aspect of topic. There is little difference between them. In this article you will learn How to write an Article for a Newspaper. This is easy and won’t take your time more than 10 minutes.

    In news article, you have to make your own words i.e words selection should be great. you can not write the words which are lengthy and irritating. For an article writer, is necessary to understand the words that are relevant with the topic. The major problem is that you have to convey the message in just few words and provide them necessary news. If you successfully understood, How to write an Article for a Newspaper then you can apply for a job as a journalist.

    How to write an Article for a Newspaper Step by Step

    This post is divided into two main parts. In first you will learn you step by step to write an article with the help of a pyramid. This pyramid is inverted and help you in the structure of the article, What headings should be made and what should be the structure of article. Article pyramid is following.

    How to write an Article for a Newspaper Step by Step

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    Step 1: Lead Paragraph

    This is the first and important paragraph of the article. We can say it is heart of the article. In this paragraph you have to write about 200 words and the words which are best for conveying the message. You can make two paragraphs in this section. A complete detail is given for you here that is about 3 different type of newspaper articles.

    In first step you have to tell readers what is about this article, What they will find in it. In simple article. You need some practice for this paragraph. After few practice you can, you will understand how this paragraph should be. Lead paragraph should be attentive and interesting. This will help you to grab the attention of reader. You can try to write the article from different angels. ‘

    Step 2: Explanation

    This is the main body of the article. The following important move to creating news articles is including every one of the relevant specifics and information that relate to your article. Are the basics regarding what transpired, where then when it happened, who will be involved as well as why it really is newsworthy. Explanation should be in simple wording. Because peoples can learn it well. These details are very important and focal point of your article. You can write here your opinion.

    Step 3: Extra Content

    In next step, you can move to write an extra about article. From this section there will be full information. Have got listed every one of the primary facts in your news write-up, include any additional information which may help the particular reader get more info, such seeing that contact details, additional info about the theme or people involved, or perhaps quotes from interviews.

    Step 4: Conclusion

    Congratulate your current readers for getting this done you towards end by providing the target audience something to adopt away, like potential ways of the problem or difficulties expressed within your article. This is best for you as well as for reader. Proper wording and proper language can help you to convey your message through newspaper article.