This interesting and engaging enables students to know what newspaper articles are and why people read them, understand the features that make effective newspaper articles, and write their own interesting and appropriate newspaper articles. In particular, students learn to use a range of appropriate features in writing their own newspaper articles, including facts and opinions, jargon, testimonies, and puns. There are easily enough resources here for 2 lessons on this topic.
Over the course of their learning journey, students:
- Define and exemplify what newspapers are;
- Understand why people read newspapers;
- Understand and categorise the different techniques used by newspapers;
- Identify the features of newspapers in model examples;
- Analyse the effect of techniques in newspapers upon the reader;
- Use a wide-range of techniques in writing their own newspaper articles;
- Peer and self assess each other's newspaper article attempts.
The resources include:
-Visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint;
-A colourful and helpful 'Writing Newspaper Articles' Help-Sheet;
-Techniques cards for defining the key key features of newspaper articles;
-Analysing newspaper articles worksheet;
-Blank newspaper article template;
-A model example of a newspaper article;
-Helpful and comprehensive step-by-step lesson plan.
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