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Newspaper Template 1


Newspaper Template 1
Newspaper Template 1
Activity: Write a brief newspaper article for the Portsmouth Gazette or Mottley’s
Naval and Military Journal about the choice of Port Jackson for the convict
settlement. Save a copy to your desktop, type over the sections in the template
below, then delete these instructions. If you are working on paper, use the
template as a guide.
Name of your newspaper
Date of issue
MAIN
STORY
HEADLINE
Name of writer
Newspapers usually lead with a dramatic and
attention-grabbing headline and story so as to
entice people to buy the paper.
Your story will be about 150-200 words.
In newspapers, paragraphs and sentences are
short. Often the paragraphs are only one or two
sentences.
‘Choose a sentence from your story to
highlight an important point. Write the
sentence in single quotation marks.’
Continue your main story.
Your main photo should grab the
reader’s attention. Copy and paste
a photo from a website.
Write a caption for your photo.
More stories:
Story 1 headline…………page xx
Story 2 headline…………page xx
Story 3 headline…………page xx
In other news …
Headline 1.………………page xx
Headline 2……………….page xx
Headline 3………….……page xx
(choose headlines appropriate to
the topic)
Newspaper Template 1