Journalism Leads Practice

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Journalism and its unique writing style can seem daunting for students accustomed to academic essays. News articles can prove especially challenging, as reporters must pack many facts into a few short sentences.
These fun worksheets give students the chance to practice this challenging, yet necessary, skill. Each of the 5 worksheets provides students with the who, what, when, where, and why for a fictional news story. The students are then prompted to prioritize the facts in order to determine which information is most important to readers. Finally, students must pack the 5 W’s into a basic lead, beginning with the most crucial or most fascinating information.
These lead prompts lend themselves easily for in-class group work, as students can brainstorm ways to fit the information together like a puzzle. I have also used them occasionally as homework to assess individual students’ skills. Both ways have proved beneficial practice for my students.

This product includes the following:

Cover Page (1 Page)
Worksheets (5 Pages)
Teacher’s Answer Key (5 Pages)
Credits Page (1 Page)

I hope your students enjoy and benefit from this practice activity!

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Journalism Leads -- 5 W's Game!

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Created by Distinguished English
(formerly Olivia Gold's Creative English Classroom)
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12
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40 Minutes

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Journalism Leads Practice
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