Sports Writing

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

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.

New 9/7A Whistle-Stop School with Big-Time Talent
An example of writing about football: Jerry Izenberg writes about Coach Eddie Robinson and Grambling State University's football program.

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. Free Trial offer

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