Where should the most important information in your story go? Where should it go from there? In order to maintain reader interest and help your story flow, understanding how a news story can be structured is key.
In This Lesson
- Why story structure matters
- The inverted pyramid style
- The hourglass structure
- The transition-quote (L-Q-T-Q) model
Rearrange a Story
Time to conquer the inverted pyramid, hourglass, and L-Q-T-Q story models. In the corresponding activity, students (individually or in groups) will be presented with three stories cut up by paragraphs. Then, they should try rebuilding that story in accordance with one of the three aforementioned story structures. Some assembly of this activity is required of the teacher.