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Monday 18th January

LF: To identify the key features of a newspaper report.


Over the next two weeks, we are going to be learning to write a newspaper report about Mount Vesuvius erupting in 79AD.


Your task today: 

1. Have a look at the following BBC Bitesize video.

2. Open the features checklist and the newspaper article.

3. Colour in the key on your feature checklist (choose one) and then identify as many of the features as you can in the text (Newspaper 1).

Newspaper articles must:

  • Be short and snappy.
  • In the first sentence sum up what the story is about.
  • Be written in third person and the past tense.
  • Be split into paragraphs to help the reader clearly understand the information.
  • Use quotes to make your report more interesting.
  • Include photos/pictures with a caption to give the reader more information.
  • Be filled with both facts and opinions. Facts give the reader all of the information they need by using the 5 Ws (Who, What, When, Where, Why).