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The Best Links For Helping Students Learn How To Write “Leads” or “Ledes”



I’m having students in my ELL World History class learn how to write “leads” or “ledes” of newspaper articles, and we’re beginning with doing them around events between the two World Wars.

Here’s what I have so far, and I hope that readers will contribute more:

How to Write a News Article: The Intro or Lede is from St. Petersburg College.

How to Write a Lead is from Purdue.

Examples – just look at the first paragraphs of the examples.

More Examples – again, just look at the first paragraphs of the stories.

Newspaper Game

BBC Newspaper Game

Newspaper Story Format from Read Write Think.

Who, What, When, Where Game

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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