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Write your own article : newspaper, magazine, online
Gilbert, Sara.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Compass Point Books, 2009.
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
This book will help you learn how to find ideas and then find supporting evidence to write clearly about those ideas. It contains brainstorming and training activities to sharpen your writing skills. Tips and advice from news writers and examples from their own work will also help you.
Getting started -- Getting the story -- People -- Viewpoint -- Story development -- Winning words -- Scintillating speech -- Hints and tips -- Next stop -- Find out more.
Reading Level:
890 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.3 2.0 123715.

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PN4784.F37 G55 2009 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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Writing an article is an interesting way to share information. An article starts with an idea but research reveals the real story. This book will help you learn how to write a clear and concise news or feature story that people will be eager to read. And you'll learn something in the process.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-While it is likely that each of these titles will attract a distinct audience, some of the information is repeated and applies to the writing craft in general. Both books make suggestions for selecting a topic, creating a positive work environment, editing, and submitting work for publication. Article writers will take away excellent advice on how to conduct an interview, develop powerful lead sentences, and adhere to the rule of objectivity while maintaining one's writer's voice. However, Gilbert merely mentions blogs and Web sites without balancing these journalistic avenues with traditional print counterparts. In some instances identical text is used. Both authors state: "Even famous writers sometimes get stuck for words and ideas. This is called writer's block." Repetition aside, there is much useful information provided. Students wishing to explore the graphic-novel format will benefit from clear explanations of how to portray heroes and villains, use dramatic dialogue, and create a story map. Excerpts from several popular graphic novels are included. Both books have full-color photos, graphics, and tinted text boxes on nearly every page. Solid selections for aspiring writers.-Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Bookp. 4
Chapter 1 Getting Startedp. 6
Chapter 2 Getting the Storyp. 18
Chapter 3 Peoplep. 22
Chapter 4 Viewpointp. 28
Chapter 5 Story Developmentp. 32
Chapter 6 Winning Wordsp. 38
Chapter 7 Scintillating Speechp. 44
Chapter 8 Hints and Tipsp. 48
Chapter 9 The Next Stepp. 52
Chapter 10 Find Out Morep. 60
Glossaryp. 60
Further Informationp. 62
Indexp. 64