Presentation on theme: "Winston Churchill Literacy Test Preparation"— Presentation transcript:
1 Winston Churchill Literacy Test Preparation News Report
2 Parts of a News Report Students Achieve 100% Headline: Students Achieve 100%Summary Lead: the opening paragraph.consists of 1-2 sentencesis usually less that 30 words in lengthcontains the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How (5Ws and H) of the article.Fact-based Paragraphs: the rest of the article.short paragraphs that expand on the 5Ws and His organized from most to least important informationinclude three quotations from key people involved in or related to the information in the articleStudents Achieve 100%The staff and students of Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute celebrated yesterday after learning that 100% of their Grade 10 students, as well as all previously eligible students, who wrote the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) on March 31st, 2012 passed both sections.The 400 students who wrote the test were informed of their successful results last week by mail, but the official whole-school results were released yesterday by EQAO, the Ministry organization that facilitates the administration of the provincial test. Bill Papaconstantinou the principal said, "The students did an outstanding job," in a brief phone interview, "I couldn't be more proud!" Apparently the students had a difficult time with the test last year.When asked about the unprecedented successful results of his school's students, Mr. Papaconstantinou revealed that the students had been prepared throughout the year for the March 31st test. "The students were invited to workshops, were offered resources, and were taught literacy skills cross-curricular throughout the year."Upon hearing the news of their high pass rate, the principal declared the last hour of yesterday's school day to be a time for celebration. Music was broadcast throughout the school's classroom LCD projectors. Mr. Papaconstantinou said with a smile, "The preparation and excellent results shows the goal of our students: Honour and Excellence,“ The goal now for Churchill students and staff are to keep up the excellent results.
3 Literacy Test Task:Write a news report based on a headline and pictureMake up the facts and information (Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?) - BE CONSISTENTRelate your newspaper report to both the headline and the picture - BE CONSISTENTFocus on the purpose and audience: to report on an event for the readers of a newspaperWrite only on the lined space provided- HAVE FUN
5 Writing the news report Analyse the picture and Headline to determine the topic of the articleIdentify the 5Ws and H (who, what, where, when, why, and how) of your articleCreate an interesting Summary Lead that includes the 5Ws and H of your article
6 Write short paragraphs (2-3 sentences in length) based on the 5Ws and H in your Summary Lead. Organize your paragraphs from the most to least important informationAdd quotes to your paragraphs (by people involved in or related to your article’s topic). Use words like “said” or “says” before each quoteStay objective. Bias in a quote is allowed, but do not add your own opinions as a journalistNews Report – Should be at least 4 paragraphs
7 Fill in all linesThe lines provided for you outline the expected length of your answersIf you write more than the space provided, you will receive a mark of zero on that questionUse the rough work areas to help you plan your answer before writing it in the lines providedWrite clearly and to the point
8 Edit your work Review and edit all parts of your work Correct any grammar, spelling, and punctuation errorsAdd to your answers if you have not filled in all of the lines for the long writing tasks