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By Helen Watts — Editor, Literacy Time PLUS

This interactive text provides an exciting and engaging scaffolding tool for creating the front page of a newspaper. A new film star, BMX bikes and a stunt man’s accident provide the context for the stories.

To use the resource the children must first choose which of three newspapers to write for and then use the materials provided to construct stories in which the readers of their paper would be most interested. Notes, pictures, quotes and a choice of headlines are provided, but the children must choose which to use/which to leave out to write the best, succinct article. Betty Scoop, the editor, is always on hand to provide instructions and advice.


Shared teaching and learning

Before using the resource

Choose a story about a celebrity or a film and, from a range of newspapers, collect and compare the headlines, pictures and captions used. Discuss who the story might be aimed at in different papers, identifying what makes them different.

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  4. Naruto >:)
    on 15 March 2012


    I want to have a site where I can make a newspaper online but then print it and I've been looking for a while. I know what to write about but I just need something like that, please consider it

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  6. kitty312
    on 26 October 2011


    this will totally help me out! :) lol omg

  7. bailey
    on 8 October 2010

    is it

    is it free to sighn up?

  8. Cherry
    on 30 April 2010


    This information really helped me write a newspaper