Non-fiction and media basics (KS3/4)
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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.
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.
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.
Teachers TV video - Teaching challenge: Rachel Johnson
Examine the structure of a newspaper article and the realities of working in journalism.
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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