Assignment: Create Headlines

Refine your summary skills by creating a headline for a local news story.

Here are some "actual" headlines (with a little humour to them)

  1. "Missippi's Literacy Program Shows Improvement"
  2. "City Council Runs Out of Time to Discuss Shorter Meetings"
  3. "Man Accused of Killing Attorney Receives New Lawyer"
  4. "Homicide Victims Rarely Talk to Police"
  5. "Most Earthquake Damage is Done by Shaking"

What makes an effective headline? 

Read one of the stories here.  Notice the headline has been removed. 

Your task is to create a headline that not only summarizes the main idea but also catches the readers attention.