Good Afternoon teachers, today we will be learning how to create a two column news letter, along with tips for what should be found in a news letter. Let’s first start with how to create a two column news letter.
Instructions: I will need all of you to open your Microsoft Word Program. Next, at the top of the document page look for Page Layout tab. Once you have clicked on the Page Layout tab click on Columns. Next select the layout that you want. Because I am teaching you on how to create a Two Column News Letter please select Two Columns. Your document is now formatted in two columns. Note: To add a vertical line between the columns, Click Columns again, click More Columns, and then select the Line between check box. You can also adjust the column width and spacing. Now that you have your document set up in the right format you can begin to construct your news letter. Here are some helpful tips I found on writing a news letter and what information you should include: #1:Ask yourself, "Who is my audience?" It is important to have in mind who your audience is when writing a news letter so it is relevant to the reader.
#2: It's a newsletter--the key word being "news." Don’t re-hash old news. Give your audience “new” news they can look forward to and put onto their calendars.Examples: Reminders, Announcements of upcoming events, Invitation to classroom events or parent teacher conferences, Library Schedule, Children’s artwork and writing.
#3:Make it interesting. Keep topics short and to the point. Use bullet points to help guide the reader. If you want them to know more in-depth information, have them visit your class website for further information.
#4:Read Tip 3 again. Sad to say, your readers are not going to sit down and study your newsletter as though they were prepping for a final. If you follow Tip 3,they'll at least skim your newsletter before they toss it. If you don't, they'll just toss it.