5 Ws and H

Listen to the two different types of stories read today.

Think about the basic elements of the stories while listening to the stories.

Activity
Mark the order that you heard the elements listed above in each of the stories.
 
Story #1 Story #2
1. 1.
2. 2.
3. 3.

The inverted pyramid style is used for two main reasons.

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  2. ________________________________________________

News stories use a formulae to make sure the lead includes all the essential facts called the 5 Ws and H. Complete the formula on the left and write sample questions to answer in order to provide this information.
 
W  
W  
W  
W  
W  
H  



Homework/Practice
Complete the 5W and H worksheets. Note that not all of the leads will contain all elements of the formula. They will contain at least 3 of the 5.

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