Go behind the scenes at The West and see how we deliver the news every day
WRITING INFORMATIVE TEXTS WITH A PURPOSE
Through the real life context of ‘news creation’, this resource gives students a glimpse into how the newspaper is produced each day and draws parallels to the students’ own writing process in the classroom.
Give your students a platform for their own writing as they investigate how reporters source news ideas, develop a story, edit their work and publish it through The West Australian.
Examine the process of bringing a daily newspaper to readers each day.
- Explore what a newspaper is and how it is structured.
- Explore the news cycle, types of news stories and why some articles are given more prominence in the newspaper.
- Explore news elements such as lead paragraphs and how the 5Ws and H are used to structure news articles.
- Examine the process of interviewing subjects and what a news angle is.
- Investigate the steps involved in developing news stories from an idea to an article in the printed newspaper.