Newspaper articles are good ways to focus children on the key points of an investigation or piece of work in the classroom.
Headlines need to catch the readers' attention and should also convey important information. The style of writing needs to be short and sharp. There is no room for wasted words. Pictures can help to tell the story.
Give children a word limit that they must not exceed. This can even be used to bring in some mathematics. For example, if a child writes at five words per line, how many lines will there be for fifty words?
ICT can also be used to produce the headline, picture and column layout of a newspaper. Templates can be produced so that children just need to think about their writing.