Writing news reports

Challenge reference: 5044

Notional learning hours  20
Level Entry 2
Subject area
Learning aim

The learner will identify some of the main features of news reports and apply these 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 news reports.

  2. Write a simple news reports.

Assessment criteria

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

The learner can:

    • Listen to two or three news reports
    • Identify headings and subheadings and explain why they are significant
    • Explain the difference between fact and opinion
    • Explain the purpose of news reports and who writes them
    • Participate in discussions to identify the who, what, where, when why aspects of report writing
    • Write a heading for a report
    • Write an introductory paragraph identifying the key event or incident
    • Write three paragraphs giving details about an event or incident
    • Write a concluding sentence or paragraph
    • Include one quotation using reported speech
    • Give evidence and examples to support information
    • Write in 3rd person, past tense
    • Caption or label a photograph, diagram or illustration