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Developing writing skills: a news report

This lesson takes a process approach to developing writing skills. It is staged so that students are guided through the processes of collecting information and deciding how they will structure it within the text before they begin to write.

Students are guided through the process of drafting, editing and redrafting the text to produce a final copy.

There are also a number of suggested follow ups.

Topic: News reports

Age: Teenage/adult

Level: Pre-Intermediate and above

Timing: 60-90 mins


  • To develop students' abilities to organise information and construct it into a text
  • To develop students' abilities to revise, redraft and improve their writing
  • To develop students' abilities to construct questions

Plan components

Lesson plan: guide for teacher on procedure.

Download lesson plan 87k pdf

Worksheets: worksheets which can be printed out for use in class. The worksheet contains:

  • Editor's checklist
  • Report stencil for final copy

Download worksheets 66k pdf

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Average: 3.7 (73 votes)


JoshuaChase's picture

I have used this lesson plan many times in the class room.  The class really responds to the worksheets and inspires productivity. Thank you so much.

Anahit Tovmasyan's picture
Anahit Tovmasyan

It's a new planning for me.It's great and must be efficient.All the students can be involved.I'll use this lesson plan .Thanks.

deependra.upadhyay's picture

great lesson plan. students 'll certainly take interest in learning the skill.

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cakmasdian's picture

I have used this plan to teach our students and it can help me to create the teaching program

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besa furxhi

Very helpful and interesting.