Writing news reports

Challenge reference: 5043

Notional learning hours  20
Level Entry 1
Subject area
Learning aim

The learner will identify some of the key features of a news report and apply them in their own writing.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Read and respond to texts in this genre.

  2. Write a simple news report.

Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Listen to two or three new articles
    • Explain why people read and write news article
    • Explain what a heading and subheading is
    • Express an opinion or make a relevant comment
    • Write an opening sentence describing an incident or event
    • Write simple sentences giving details about an incident or event
    • Use capital letters, full stops and commas in lists
    • Write mostly in 3rd person, past tense
    • Caption or label a photograph, diagram or illustration
    • Write a concluding sentence re-stating the main facts