Writing news stories is a little different than writing essays or other compositions learned at school. Reporting Tips was originally developed to help students at Ecole Poirier Elementary with their first news submission and it has been recently updated with examples from all schools including Sooke Elementary, Saseenos Elementary and John Muir Elementary.
It includes tips on getting ideas about what to cover, background on how news stories are structured and how to write them, and what kind of information to note and include.
Every writer has their own style and students are encouraged to write in the style they are comfortable with, while including the facts to make a great report.
It also includes a few suggestions about newspaper style to help busy editors.
Hearing about school activities from the students helps promote many positive ways local youth are involved.
The local newspaper is one outlet for stories and you may have others such as your school's website or blog.
Good luck and have fun with school reporting!
To download Reporting Tips, see Free Guides and Templates on this site: http://www.saseenos.com/free-guides-and-templates.html.