9Why are headlines important? CatchyIn boldInterests the readersOnly has a few wordsAction verbs
10Can you tell which came from what type of newspaper? 1. HeadlineSTARTING THEM YOUNGPM Lee says Singapore's future depends on its young talentsHot pop-ertyYou may have already noticed that the style of headlines in broadsheet newspapers is different to that of tabloids.Guess which of the following headlines came from a broadsheet, or tabloid.Can you tell which came from what type of newspaper?
11Hot pop-erty Playing with words Writers can have lots of fun with wordsCan you explain what the writer has done with the words?Hot pop-erty
12Puns A word in a sentence that can have two meanings. Example Christmas shoppers stocking up.Witch Halloween costume is for you?
13Letter play Change a letter in a word to give a double meaning. ExampleTruck by lightning
14Sending up the Stars and Stripes. AlliterationUsing the same letter sound at the start of your words can create an interesting effect.ExampleSending up the Stars and Stripes.
16Let’s try creating a headline Scenario:You are writing about an accident that happened in front of your school. It involved a school bus and a parent’s car.REMEMBERCatchyIn boldInterests the readersOnly has a few wordsAction verbs
17Let’s try creating a headline School Bus Crashes Parent’s Car Deadly Accident at Kallang Primary “No more children Pick up in the foyer,” says Principal The Sleepy Bus Driver VS Impatient Parent
18NOW IT’S YOUR TURN Activity 1 : HEADLINES Roles Task Manager – make sure that your group stays on taskScribe - Type out your group’s answersTime Keeper – Make sure that group’s aware of the time givenQuite Captain – Please control the group’s noise levelPeace maker – Resolve problems within the group
19NOW IT’S YOUR TURNIn your groups, create a headline that is appropriate to your scenarios.Using your tablet PCs, get on to the class blogand find your group’s scenario.Under the comment’s section, create an appropriate HEADLINE for your given scenario.
20NOW IT’S YOUR TURNGroup 1&5: You are writing about your school's basketball team's winning match against a River Primary School.Group 2&6: You are writing about the new computer lab in Kallang Primary School.Group 3&7: You are writing about a recent fight between two primary 5 students during recessGroup 4&8: You are writing about the exchange programme between Kallang Primary School and Cheltenham School from Melbourne, Australia.
212. Orientation Who? When? Where? What? Introduces the story first paragraph (1 - 3sentences)Attention grabbingSummarizes main points in the articleClear, Concise, CorrectWhat happenedWho it happened toWhere the event took placewhen the event took placeWhen?Who?Where?What?
222. OrientationExample:On Friday, nearly 400 students from 32 primary schools took part in the H-TWO-O Under-10 Football Fiesta 2008’s five-a-side football tournament.WhenWhoWhat
23Let’s try creating an opening statement... Scenario:You are writing about an accident that happened in front of your school. It involved a school bus and a parent’s car.
24Let’s try creating an opening statement... What: Where: When: Who:Accident between a school bus and a carIn front of Kallang Primary School gatesFriday morning, Oct 30, 2009School bus driver and a parent
25Let’s try creating an opening statement... A loud crash was heard Friday morning at the gates of Kallang Primary School.The accident between a school bus and a car belonging to a parent, happened in the midst of morning rush hour.
26NOW IT’S YOUR TURN Activity 2: The Perfect Opening Statement In your groups, create an opening paragraph that is appropriate to your scenario.Using your tablet PCs, get on to the class blogand find your group’s scenario.Under the comment’s section, create an appropriate orientation.
27NOW IT’S YOUR TURN Activity 2: The Perfect Opening Statement Use the worksheet providedBBC news School Report worksheet: “Write as you speak”
293. Body Sequence of events in chronological order Use connectors to show your transition.ParagraphsPast tenseSimple, clear sentences
303. Body How? Why? Provides detailed information the background scenariothe name of the people involvedthe way the event happenedWhy?How?
313. BodyExample:The Football Association of Singapore organised the event, which ran from 7.30am – 5.30pm and was held at Jurong West’s Fico Sports Hub, which boasts Asia’s largest futsal football arena.DetailsWhere
323. BodyExample:In the final, Kranji Primary School narrowly edged out St Stephen’s School1-0. Yangzheng Primary placed third while Loyang Primary came in fourth.Details
333. BodyExample:The guest-of-honour at the event, FAS head of grassroots, Jita Singh, handed out the prizes to the winners.Details
343. Body(B) May include comments and quotes from eyewitnesses to give credibility to your reportSpoken accounts may be directly quoted using quotation marks “” or direct speech.Quotes
353. BodyExample:Watching from the sidelines was FAS technical director, Slobodan Pavkovic. “I’m happy to see children in Singapore start playing competitively from such a young age.”Quote
364. Reorientation Conclusion End with a short concluding line. How? Point to the future on what is expected to happen nextEyewitness quotations
374. Reorientation Conclusion Example: “We share the same belief that it is never too young to start developing a passion for football. In fact, we will be working with the youngsters in another event in July,” said Jita Singh, the former Singapore coach.Future
38‘A picture paints a thousand words.’ 5. Photographs‘A picture paints a thousand words.’photographs give readers a clearer picture of the eventInclude an interesting caption to describe the picture