Begin by asking students to think about a time that they have visited the library or gone to a bookstore or book fair.
Get all of our newest free resources directly to your inbox. Writing a Feature Article This collection of free resources can be used to help your student writers as they begin writing feature articles for their own classroom newspaper.
This is part 4 in our series on Newspapers and focuses on how to teach students to write feature articles. As part of our series on studying and writing newspapers in the classroom, we are focusing on helping writers learn how to write feature articles for newspapers.
Our goal in creating these resources was to help kids write feature articles that will become part of a classroom or school newspaper. Add our other lessons on writing newspapers to your writing workshop and you will be ready to create a complete newspaper in the classroom!
We suggest taking the students through the entire writing process of writing a feature article by modeling how to use each graphic organizer in this set.
In that way students will see how all of the organizers flow together to write the article. Ready to focus on writing feature articles?
You will find our lesson ideas below: Use the graphic organizer we have provided to model how to focus on a purpose, audience and topic for a feature article.
Be prepared to use that topic in a guided writing exercise with your students. One way to make sure students understand each technique is to take the topic that was chosen in the previous lesson and have students practice writing leads in each of the top ten ways.
You may want to put them into groups for this and assign techniques. Each has three lined boxes so students can draft a different techniques to determine the best. Some explanations and examples of the techniques on the anchor chart are shown below in case you want to use them as illustrations: The lightning cut through the old barn and the fire ignited.
It needs to make sense and flow well, in addition to including critical and pertinent information. This is a two page organizer that has a box for the lead and then boxes for students to describe the who, what, when, where and why of their topic. It also contains a box for other important information that may be important to add.
Again, we recommend that you model how to use this graphic organizer by continuing the writing process with the article the class chose at the beginning of these lessons.
You can download all of the writing feature articles resources as described above by clicking on the link below:Understanding News Media Graphic Organizers Fact vs. Opinion Write the headline or brief summary of the one you think is the most interesting below. Compare your selections with others in the class.
Do you see any patterns in the type of news coverage selected? Fact and Opinion Chart - identifying facts and opinions in a nonfiction passage.
44 Captions - identifying captions of pictures and illustrations in nonfiction You can make a transparency of the graphic organizer or write on the board.
Record what the students discuss. Ready-to-Use Nonfiction Graphic Organizers with Before-During. Cause and Effect Graphic Organizer 1 Compare/Contrast Graphic Organizer 2 Concept Definition Map Graphic Organizer 3 *timberdesignmag.com Graphic Organizers Page 3 Name Date GRAPHIC ORGANIZER Concept Definition Map Category Main Concept Property Property Property Property Illustration Illustration.
Opinion Writing Ideas & Resources. For this lesson we have a graphic organizer called “An Opinion Needs a Good Reason” that is meant to be modeled and discussed with the entire class. For each opinion, talk with students about good reasons that someone might use to support each one.
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Worksheet. Writing an Opinion (10 ratings) Share this worksheet. Loading Assignments are a Premium feature. Create and track assignments as a Premium member. In this paragraph writing worksheet, kids will write using a graphic organizer.
3rd grade. Reading & Writing. Worksheet/5(10). newspaper article graphic organizer a newspaper article reports the facts of a current event or problem students write a newspaper article that opens with a lead includes who what when where and why and easier to read this is a thumbnail of the news article fact opinion graphic organizer diagram the full.