WRITING A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: FUNNEL METHOD

T I T L E

First Paragraph:

1. Tell Who, What, Where, When, and

Why, How.

2. Hook the reader with a funny, clever, or

surprising statement.

3. Go for variety!  Begin with a question or

provocative statement.

Second, Third, Fourth Paragraphs:

1. Give details!

2. Include quotes

3. Be objective (write in 3rd person)

Last Paragraph:

Wrap it up!!! (don’t leave the reader hanging.)

Don’t say…“in conclusion” or “to finish”