30 October 2008Add to My Folder
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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.