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(25) What is an expository paragraph?
An expository paragraph is used to explain a subject or idea.
(23) What is a stated main idea?
A stated main idea is one that is written out in a sentence or two.
(28) What are three questions you could ask yourself to help you organize the details of a news article that you are writing?
Which details would give my audience a better understanding of the event? (These should come after the lead.)

Which additional information is likely to interest my whole audience? (These details should come towards the middle of the article.)

What information might interset just a few members of my audience? (These detials should come last in the article.)
(23) What is a "lead" in a news article?
The lead is the beginning of a news article that summarties the 5W-How questions.
(23) What is an implied main idea?
An implied main idea is a central point that is not directly stated, but is suggested by how the supporting details are related.
(27) What are some characteristics that may make an event newsworthy? Does an event have to have all of these characteristics to be newsworthy?
The event:

*makes a difference in people's lives
*is current
*involves people who are famous or in power
*touches people's emotions

No, an event may have one or more of these characteristics to be considered newsworthy.
(23) main idea
The main idea is the most important or central point a writer wants to make.
(23) How do you identify the main idea in a news article?
To help identify the main idea, first ask, "Who (or what) did what and why?" Then check by asking yourself, "Do all the details support my answer?"
(22) What are the 5 W - How? questions?
WHO was involved?
WHAT happened?
WHEN did the event take place?
WHERE did the event occur?
WHY did the event happen?
HOW did the event happen?
(28) What is the inverted pyramid structure of a news article?
In an inverted pyramid structure, the most important details appear at the beginning of a news article, and the least important details appear at the end.

The lead, which answers the 5W-How questions comes first.
The most important details come next, then the less important details, then the least important details.