A few ideas for activities that you
can do based on Newspapers.
Who? What? Where? When? Why?
Get the children to look at newspaper stories
and find the answers to the five W's of journalistic writing.
Give them interesting photos and ask them to make up a newspaper
story about the photo. Link your newspaper reports to a history
topic (e.g. the Second World War) for added interest. Look at
the structure of newspaper reports. Collect together (perhaps
for homework) examples of newspaper headlines.
Click here for a PDF of the worksheet above
Punny (?) Headlines
Cover work on homonyms by looking at the way
that headlines use puns. Here's some examples...
New Rules Keep Fishermen in Plaice
Sleepless Knights at Haunted Castle
"Sew What?" ask Clothes Manufacturers
Witch Halloween Costume Is For You?
Literacy Hour gives pupils the right to write.
Bakers have Flour Power
A Horse's Mane Problem