This 2-page introduction to news writing provides discussion questions regarding newsworthiness, leads, and the inverted pyramid, along with a sample news story and a series of lead-writing activities for student journalists; for these, students are asked to create effective 1-sentence leads from a series of pertinent-and impertinent-bullet points. Ideal for introducing AP style to your high school newspaper staff. (Includes notes and suggested responses.) See other newspaper and AP style-related materials for sale. Check out my other materials for grammar and mechanics, literary units, and writing instruction. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance either before or after purchasing a product; I'll be happy to help where I can.