HOLD THE FRONT PAGE! NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

You are a journalist writing an article for the front page for a national newspaper covering a hot story. 

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HOLD THE FRONT PAGE! NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

This can be used for any of the following projects with any of the Sleuth IT games. Decide which you are working on with your teacher / group of students.

1 A single project telling us about something that has happened within the game, for example re-telling the action of something that has happened in an episode, or re-telling a whole episode as a summary of that episode.

2 Creating an ‘on going’ project that you will edit, add to and modify with weekly releases of the newspaper (or more often if you have ideas for more articles) 

3 A concluding project, for example, as part of your submission of solving the case.

CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:

1 Is this one article as part of a series of articles on the front page? Are you writing one or several? Or are you working as a group creating articles for the front-page? 

2 What is the name of your newspaper?

3 Which articles will you write and what will be their focus? 

4 Consider the main points of each article. You need to convey the facts and information on the piece you are writing. Create a list and summarise the points you will cover. 

5 What will your headlines be? These need to be catchy, short, attention grabbing and to the point. 

6 Which images will you use fom the games? Will you use any effects on the images (for examples, sepia to make your newspaper look ‘old’. 

7 Lastly, consider the layout you will use. There are a number of examples and templates available for a free download below, the Pages, Word and Google Doc versions are all editable, so feel free to customise this if you have time.  


Newspaper examples

The examples below are all from Sleuth IT games. They may not have had newspapers in Roman and Shakespearean times, but they are a great way of adding to the gameplay and plot! 

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RESOURCES

Links to templates are available here. There are two templates (shown in the images below) and both are available in Pages, Word, Google Doc and PDF formats.

LINK TO RESOURCES ON DROPBOX

Google Docs users use these links
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