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Non-fiction and media basics (KS3/4)

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Analysing an opinion article
Students analyse an opinion article about a burger chain. They then 'assess' a student answer and give it a grade.
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Importance of tone
A useful starter or introductory resource to introduce tone. Students practise saying a particular phrase in different ways to change the implied meaning.
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How to survive a shark attack - creating an advice sheet
Students are given a number of statements to put into the correct order and add illustrations to etc. with a view to creating their own leaflet.
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What is news?
A comprehensive PowerPoint (with answers) focusing on what news is, how we receive it and a close analysis of headlines. A Magnet interactive activity is also available.
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Colour symbolism
Fascinating colour cards containing some surprising facts about various colours. Ideal as part of an advertising module, or even in conjunction with a particular novel or play.
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Divine definitions
Ideas for improving media vocabulary including a definitions game, based on the card game Chicanery or Call My Bluff. A Matching whizzy is also available.
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De-coding presentational devices
Encourage students to do more than just describe presentational devices by explaining their effects. Separate activities on photographs, captions, colour, slogans, font styles, headings and sub-headings.
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Glossary for non-fiction texts
A handy one page document with key non-fiction terms.
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Teachers TV video - Teaching challenge: Rachel Johnson
Examine the structure of a newspaper article and the realities of working in journalism.
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Media and non-fiction checklist
Use this handy flowchart as a foolproof way to analyse a non-fiction or media text.
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Advice on exercise
Close analysis of a non-fiction text from a book about diet and exercise.
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Language devices speed dating
A fun starter activity to revise the features students will need to know for paper one. Also great for KS3!
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Twelve top tips
A useful framework that can be used to analyse media texts.
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Non-fiction and media trail (with a football flavour) map and guide
A range of ways to approach the teaching of non-fiction texts and help your students acquire the necessary skills for GCSE.
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Fact or opinion - which is it?
Interactive multiple choice resource. Test your students' understanding of fact and opinion by getting them to categorise the statements accordingly.
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1966 World Cup article
Students explore the word classes and the effects of specific words, using a crunched version of a newspaper article relating to the 1966 World Cup.
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Glossary of media terms
Task sheet enabling students to learn what print media terms mean by producing a poster.
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Deconstructing yourself
Useful for beginners, either at AS or GCSE: students record and compare their own habits as media consumers.
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Presentational devices
Use presentational devices to produce a poster for a specific target audience.
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Analysing a media text
A handy generic task which asks students to analyse a media text of their choice. A possible homework activity or speaking and listening preparation.
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Media texts summary sheet
A handy summary chart to complete.
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Teacher's copy - 1966 world cup
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1966 World Cup - fill in the gaps
Another sporty resource!
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Blank storyboard sheet
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Fact and opinion - what is the difference?
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Bias - what is it? (the sporty version)
An interesting guide with a football flavour.
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