Sports Writing

Four Kids Writing Projects About Sports
Originally published in 2006, these suggestions are especially good for elementary and middle school students. You might need to change the names of the athletes.

How To Write a Sports Article
Strong lead, clear writing, quotes, and more. Good for upper elementary and up.

How To Write a Sports Report In 4 Steps
Advice and examples from an experienced sports journalist.

How to Write a Sports Story
Examples and practice for middle school and above. This 13-page handout requires MS-Word or compatible application.

Narrative, Argumentative and Informative Writing About Baseball
Four writing activities for middle school and up. Common Core Standards provided. Don't miss the extension activity, a link to Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?"

Super Sportswriters' Camp
Students will identify the parts of a newspaper sports article in order to plan, write, and publish their own sports article. Lesson includes handout and rubric and is designed for grade 5.

Writing Effective Openings
A challenge to students to write their own great opening lines, along with examples, tips, a quiz, and some lively student samples to help.

Writing Sports Profiles
Advice on considering conflict, news angle, setting, and more.