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TeachingtheInvertedPyramid-1

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Name: ___________________
Date: ____________________
The Inverted Pyramid
News stories are usually written using the inverted pyramid style of writing. In
this style, the most important information is found in the beginning or lead of the
story. This includes most of the 5 W’s (Who, What, Where, When, Why). Information
such as supporting details and quotes are added in order of importance with the least
important information being added at the end.
Who:
______________________________________________________________________
What: ______________________________________________________________________
Where: ______________________________________________________________________
When: ______________________________________________________________________
Why:
______________________________________________________________________
How:
______________________________________________________________________
LEAD
The beginning
contains most 5W’s
Interesting facts and
quotes are added in
the body of the story.
The least important details
are added at the end or
the bottom of the story.
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