BBC Breakfast reporter Tim Muffett
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Teacher resources: Scriptwriting masterclass

30 January 2012 Last updated at 13:13 GMT

For BBC Breakfast reporter Tim Muffett, writing engaging and informative scripts is part of his job every day.

Watch his video in which he gives his hints and tips on scriptwriting for video or audio reports.

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More resources like this

Activity: Scripting a story (30 mins)

Activity: Picking your 'top line' (10-60 mins depending on use)

Activity: Answering the 5 W's (10 mins)

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You can download this video in .mp4 file or .avi file format. See the guide to downloading files.

You can recap the key points from the video using the accompanying worksheet or read a transcript of the video:

Key points: Scriptwriting masterclass  [36KB] Transcript: Scriptwriting masterclass [40KB]

And why not follow up by watching his finished report, which went out on BBC Breakfast.

You can print out his script to see how his work translated to the finished article: Worksheet: Tim Muffet's script

Our masterclass videos are also available to download, either from the links above or from this link.

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BBC News School Report is a project which gives 11-16 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience.