This Journalism news writing bundle comes with dozens of writing opportunities for your students to practice and refine their news writing abilities, and for you to assess them. From writing news leads based on nursery rhymes to writing realistic mock stories about high school life, this bundle has all you need to get students writing quality news in your Journalism class. Here's what's included in this discounted bundle:
1. Journalism — 10 Elements of News Lesson, Practices, Quizzes
— Understanding how to organize and write news requires an understanding of the 10 elements of news, and which elements are primarily driving a story. This 13-page product includes three elements of news quizzes and two practice quizzes. Also included is an explanation of each of the 10 elements of news, notes about interesting vs. importance and the role of the six question words, and answer keys for the quizzes and practices.
2. Journalism — Nursery Rhyme News Writing Activity
— Teach students the art of writing leads with this beginner activity that asks them to capture the gist of a nursery rhyme in news lead format. This activity is both fun and a great way to have starter conversations about news writing, particularly the role of timeliness, attributing sources, and writing about alleged crimes. This package includes 15 classic nursery rhymes ready to be translated into news leads (complete with directions and guiding questions), plenty of examples, and a specific lead writing rubric for assessment.
3. Journalism — Lead Writing and News Writing Exercises (8 Guided Stories)
— These eight (8) mock stories offer a great chance to practice the concepts and skills learned from the lead writing and news writing instruction in your Journalism class. Simply revise the notes to meet who, what, when, and where for your specific school district, and you'll have excellent and realistic stories with which your students can practice their news writing skills. This package includes the notes for each of the eight stories, writing guides based on the six question words and the 10 elements of news, lots of examples of leads, and a specific rubric for news writing.
4. Journalism — News Writing Practice or Assessment (3 Guided Stories)
— These three (3) mock stories help students continue to refine their news writing abilities. This package includes three sets of mock story notes (all school related), writing guides based on the six question words and the 10 elements of news, and a specific rubric for news writing.
5. Journalism — Suspended Interest Lead Writing Activities (Examples and Rubric)
— Teach students the advanced art of lead writing with this suspended interest lead activity. This package includes
notes for two suspended interest lead stories, a writing guide based on the six question words and the elements of news, lots of suspended interest lead examples, and a specific rubric for news writing.
6. Journalism — Multiple Sources News Writing Exam
— This package includes a set of detailed notes from multiple sources that culminates in a lengthy mock news story (school related). This is a realistic, challenging, and high-interest story that can be used as practice, extra credit, or as an assessment. It includes two-plus pages of notes from several sources, a writing guide based on the six question words and the elements of news, and a specific rubric for news writing.
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