Writing composition: newspapers
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Newspaper article – Queen's coronation
Be a royal reporter – use the key facts provided to plan out an article and write up using the writing framework.
Be a sports reporter
Investigate some of the words and phrases sports reporters use to make their articles more exciting. Use these to create a sports report about a sporting event. [Forms part of the Going for gold! project]
Features of a newspaper article
Read the newspaper article about a dramatic rescue then label the different features you find. Then pull out the powerful language used.
Read all about it!
Read the headlines and discuss what the story may be about. Work with a partner and write the opening sentence. An interesting newspaper activity!
Children consider the two possible meanings of ambiguous sentences. The resource is from A&C Black's 'Developings' series.
Re-write the news and avoid repetition. A fun activity! The resource is from A&C Black's 'Developings' series.
This activity examines how a newspaper report follows a particular pattern. Chidren have to label the paragraphs correctly. The resource is from A&C Black's 'Developings' series.
The inverted Pyramid of writing newspaper reports
An excellent model that displays clearly to children the basic structure and organisation of a newspaper report.
A useful introduction to report writing - newspaper report and a simple framework for the children to write their own disaster story!
An example of a newspaper front page. Label the boxes correctly and use the layout as a guide to plan your writing. [Forms part of the Going for gold! project]
Read all about it
Read the story starters below, cut them up and share them out among the class. Can the children continue the sentences and develop a short story for a newspaper?
Newspaper headline puns
Read the headlines and discuss the intended and alternative meanings.
Alliteration - writing newspaper headlines
A popular resource! Write alliterative newspaper headlines for well-known nursery rhymes. Examples of possible headlines are included.
Bias - what is it? (The sporty version)
An interesting guide to exploring bias, with a football flavour. [Forms part of the Going for gold! project]