This graphic organizer follows the Lucy Calkins Investigative Journalism unit of study for 8th grade. It contains multiple ways for students to organize their thoughts on a news story/event before they generate their final news article for the unit. Included are: a 5 W's chart, an interview list chart, a creating interview questions chart, (optional: press conference details), and an organization and craft questions for students to consider before drafting. Finally, there is a blank organizer for students to draft by element of newscast writing (Headline, Lead, Major Details, Important Quotes, Conclusion). This graphic organizer is great to use with students of all levels as the broken down nature of it makes the task of writing a news article much less overwhelming and more enjoyable.