Today I would like you to write a newspaper report about the Titanic disaster. If you click here you can see some real newspapers from the actual time it happened.
Click on the link below and do the LEARN section only and then return here.
Let's check you understand:
The key features of a newspaper report:
Write the name of the newspaper at the top of the page.
A headline is an eye-catching title for your story, which summarises the information in just a few words. You should make it eye catching, for exampe by using alliteration.
The subtitle is a short title that gives more information about the report.
Can you identify the key features of a newspaper report and move the labels into the correct position?
Write a caption beneath your picture to explain what it shows.
Use your conclusion to explain what might happen next.
Writing style in newspaper articles:
The first paragraph should contain all of the 5Ws – what, where, when, who and why.
Each paragraph should give more detail about the story and be presented in a clear way.
Add the important points about what people have said about the story.
Use facts or statistics to support your points, and avoid using your own opinion.
Avoid chatty, friendly language in your report as it should be written to inform.
Write in the third person using the names of those involved and pronouns such as ‘he’, ‘she’ or ‘they’.
Write the main part of the report in the past, as the event has already happened!
Write a well-structured, informative newspaper front page story dated the day after the Titanic sank - tell the World the incredible story!
You can write in your book, on the computer (e.g. Word) or use Purple Mash - 2PublishPlus (a newspaper template).
There is a planning sheet below that may help you make sure you include all the features.
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