Television news broadcast – The Diamond Theft
3 July 2008Add to My Folder
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This original film features a short news broadcast about a fictional diamond theft. As well as watching the film, you can download the text of the script, and read the same story presented as a newspaper report on Poster 1, providing the opportunity to compare different media. The theft is as yet unresolved, so the children can decide on the ending themselves, as well as creating their own news broadcasts.
Before watching the broadcast
- Set homework to watch a television news broadcast and note the use of music, clips and photographs. How are items introduced? How does the programme end?
- Discuss the programmes that the children watched and list the features. Scribe examples of language used to start and end the programme, and to introduce items.
- Ask the children to make notes of the main points while watching On-screen resource 1.
The children should: have had experience of note-making; be able to identify adjectives and understand their function in a sentence.