Reading Response Exercise #25: “News Writing” Style Summary–Plot/Reading Comprehension

Read for at least twenty to thirty minutes. When you are done, think about what you have read. Use the 5 W’s and an H newspaper writing strategy to write a summary of your reading.


  • Who was active in the passage you read?
  • What happened?
  • When did it happen?
  • Where did it happen?
  • Why did it happen?
  • And how did it happen?

Combine the information you collected and write a short paragraph about your reading.

Write, and then discuss your response.

For Pre-readers: Ask your listener each of the pre-write questions above. Discuss what he or she thinks in response to each question.