I am currently writing newpapers with my Year 6 class about a topic related event that they are really familiar with. Because they are so familar with the event, and have done other genres of writing based around it, it almost seems too descriptive and more fictional/diary like than a newspaper e.g. the direct speech they are adding is really irrelevent and more like dialogue you might use in a story conversation than a meaninful newspaper quote. Also it seems overly descriptive as opposed to factual and succinct. We have spent several lessons looking at the features of newspapers, read many examples, practiced specific skills e.g. direct/reported speech, have done modelled/shared writing with them, and it has also been the genre of our guided reading for the last 3 weeks so they are well-read within the genre. For some reason isn't quite feeding into their writing style and I'm not sure how to really get this across to them in a clear way to then steer their writing back to a more appropriate style. I do have a high quality wagoll which I thought they could possibly compare to their own but not sure this would break down exactly what it is they need to do in order to improve their own - it's really difficult to describe! Any suggestions welcome if anything I've attempted to describe makes sense and you have anything tried/tested that has worked in the past or if you have had similar issues! Many thanks!