Feature Story: Definition, Format & Examples


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Which one of the following would not be considered a feature story:

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1. What's another name for feature stories?

2. Which of the following statements is false:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

As opposed to a factual news article, a good feature story should make readers connect with its subject's human qualities. This quiz and worksheet combination will check your understanding of elements that come together to create a strong feature story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will check mastery of the following information related to feature stories:

  • Feature story characteristics and content
  • Key terms and definitions
  • Examples of feature stories

Skills Practiced

Students will gain practice in these skills related to the lesson:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on formatting a feature story
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as circular narrative
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about key elements of effective feature stories

Additional Learning

Read the lesson on feature story formatting, Feature Story: Definition, Format & Examples, to learn more about writing effective and engaging feature stories. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Explain how to catch a reader's attention at the beginning of the feature
  • Discuss conflicts and obstacles that should appear in the middle of the story
  • Explore elements of an effective feature story conclusion