Writing a newspaper article is a great way for your child to practise their informative writing. Ask them to imagine there has been an environmental disaster in the Amazon rainforest. Then encourage them to write an article describing what happened and what its impact will be.
You will need
- Pens and pencils
How to write your newspaper
- Ask your child to add a title for your newspaper, such as The Daily News, at the top of the page
- Underneath your child can add the editor's name (their first name), price and date
- Write a short summary to introduce the story
- Use a ruler to section the rest of the page into columns where your child can write the rest of the story
- Leave a space for your child to write a picture to illustrate the story.
The story doesn’t even need to be about the environment – it can be about anything they like, such as their sports team or favourite animal.
This activity is a good way of encouraging your child to look at real newspapers and think about how they’re written.
It’s a fun way to let your child practice their writing, learn how to research, and care about important issues.