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King Tut News Report. Situation. It is Autumn 1925. As a new reporter for a local newspaper, you have been sent on your first assignment to Egypt to accompany Howard Carter as he begins to excavate his world famous discovery: King Tutankhamun’s tomb.

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situation
Situation

It is Autumn 1925. As a new reporter for a local newspaper, you have been sent on your first assignment to Egypt to accompany Howard Carter as he begins to excavate his world famous discovery: King Tutankhamun’s tomb.

You must capture the important details and discoveries from his journey into the depths of the Egyptian Pharaoh’s tomb. You will use the details you uncover to write a newsworthy article for your newspaper.

preparation
Preparation

Before you meet Howard Carter, you must dig up background information about the events that led up to his monumental discovery.

You will make a timeline to record these important events. You will use either the Inspiration timeline template or flow chart template as directed by your teacher.

Follow the Timeline checklist and rubric!

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Preparation

As a new reporter on the block, you remind yourself of the parts of a newspaper article to be sure your story is a success!!

Follow the newspaper checklist

and rubric.

Parts of Newspaper adapted from SchoolKIT REX: A News Story

headline
Headline

Tells the story and attracts attention

To accomplish this it can:

  • Be eye-catching
  • Be written in BOLD print
  • Be a pun, ‘Howard Carter’s Discovery Makes Mummy Proud’ or ‘Mums the Word’
  • Be sensational, ‘British Archeologist Uncovers Amazing Treasure!’
  • Use verbs in the present tense

Parts of Newspaper adapted from SchoolKIT REX: A News Story

by line
By Line
  • Gives credit to the author of the story
  • Appears just below the headline
  • ‘By…(name of author)

Parts of Newspaper adapted from SchoolKIT REX: A News Story

the lead
The Lead
  • The first paragraph of an article
  • Tells the reader what they need to know most
  • Tells the Who? What? Where? When? Why? of what happened
  • Is short and to the point
  • Catches the reader’s attention

Parts of Newspaper adapted from SchoolKIT REX: A News Story

the body
The Body
  • Answers questions for the reader
  • Information is accurate and arranged logically
  • Includes most important information first

Parts of Newspaper adapted from SchoolKIT REX: A News Story

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The Body

The body includes:

  • Explanatory detail: includes all the details of the story
  • A personal witness: an account given by a person who saw what happened - or the effects of it; direct speech is used - the spokesperson's actual words are quoted

Parts of Newspaper adapted from SchoolKIT REX: A News Story

the body2
The Body
  • An official witness: an account given by an authoritative person at the scene
  • (e.g. A policeman, or a professor, or an archaeologist as the case may be. Once again it is recorded in the person's own words.)
  • Incidental detail: extra detail that contribute but a little more to the reader’s understanding of the event, but which is interesting in completing the picture

Parts of Newspaper adapted from SchoolKIT REX: A News Story

the ending
The Ending
  • Leaves your readers with a comment that keeps them thinking
  • Photograph and Caption: If possible, include a photo that adds to the text rather than restating it and include a caption to put it into context.

Parts of Newspaper adapted from SchoolKIT REX: A News Story

standards for success
Standards for Success
  • Well reporter, how did you do?
  • Did you follow the performance checklist and meet the rubric standards?
  • What did you learn about Egypt?
  • Did your article make the front page?
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Hopefully you learned what it takes to be a reporter who writes sensational, newsworthy articles.
  • What will your next assignment be?