It's all about idea generation, research, reporting, interviewing, and writing
You can use the news generated by the Scholastic Kids Press Corps to teach important skills to your students:
- idea generation
- and writing
In just four simple steps, you can have your students turning out news and feature stories that can be used in a classroom or school publication, in print or online.
Here are some quick and easy steps to follow to start your own classroom news service.
Step One: Generating Story Ideas How to brainstorm story ideas and assign stories to student reporters.
Step Two: Research Tips How to do background research on your topic and choose the people you wish to interview.
Step Three: How to Conduct an Interview How preparation and persistence guarantee a good interview.
Step Four: Writing the Article How to turn the research and interview into a vibrant, interesting story.
More Tips on Writing
How to put life, color, and action in your lead.
Quick Writing Tips for News Stories
The DOs and DON'Ts of basic journalism writing.