This 1-page handout provides an explanation and details for a news writing assignment for student journalists. Drawing upon the requirements for an effective lead and the inverted pyramid format, students must create two news stories from a collection of bullet point notes, including some vital content and some that's extraneous to each story. Ideal for introducing AP style to your high school newspaper staff. 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.