Sinkhole News Article

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SWBAT write a news article introducing a clear topic and convey details of an event in logical order.

Big Idea

Reporting FACTS!


5 minutes

Students wrote a news article about the sinkhole incident that occurred on 9/11 in the novel, Tangerine by Edward Bloor.  Before writing, we reviewed details about writing a news article using the News Article Power Point specifically focusing upon 5 Ws and H, incorporating facts and not opinions.

Writing Prompt

40 minutes

Students responded to the following prompt using the complete writing process:

After reading September 11, in Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, imagine that you are a news reporter for the Tangerine Times.  Write an article reporting about the sinkhole incident at Lake Windsor School.

Organize your ideas using a graphic organizer, write a rough draft, revise and edit, and complete the final copy for homework.