Writing a Factual Recount - News Reports

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  • You 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.
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  • Writing a Factual Recount - News Reports

    1. 1. WRITING A FACTUAL RECOUNT(News Report)<br />
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    7. 7. Features in a News Article<br />Headline<br />Orientation <br />Main body of text<br />Reorientation<br />Photo + Caption<br />
    8. 8. Important in News Writing<br />
    9. 9. 1. Headline<br />Why are headlines important? <br />Catchy<br />In bold<br />Interests the readers<br />Only has a few words<br />Action verbs<br />
    10. 10. 1. Headline<br />STARTING THEM YOUNG<br />PM Lee says Singapore&apos;s future depends on its young talents<br />Hot pop-erty<br />Can you tell which came from what type of newspaper?<br />
    11. 11. Playing with words<br />Writers can have lots of fun with words<br />Can you explain what the writer has done with the words?<br />Hot pop-erty<br />
    12. 12. Puns<br />A word in a sentence that can have two meanings.<br />Example<br />Christmas shoppers stocking up.<br />Witch Halloween costume is for you?<br />
    13. 13. Letter play<br />Change a letter in a word to give a double meaning.<br />Example<br />Truck by lightning<br />
    14. 14. Alliteration<br />Using the same letter sound at the start of your words can create an interesting effect.<br />Example <br />Sending up the Stars and Stripes.<br />
    15. 15. Rhyme<br />Examples<br />Green Queen<br />Glass with Class<br />
    16. 16. Let’s try creating a headline<br />Scenario:<br />You are writing about an accident that happened in front of your school. It involved a school bus and a parent’s car.<br />REMEMBER<br /><ul><li>Catchy
    17. 17. In bold
    18. 18. Interests the readers
    19. 19. Only has a few words
    20. 20. Action verbs</li></li></ul><li>Let’s try creating a headline<br />School Bus Crashes Parent’s Car<br />Deadly Accident at Kallang Primary<br />“No more children Pick up in the foyer,” says Principal<br />The Sleepy Bus Driver VS Impatient Parent<br />
    21. 21. NOW IT’S YOUR TURN<br />Activity 1 : HEADLINES<br />Roles<br />Task Manager – make sure that your group stays on task<br />Scribe - Type out your group’s answers<br />Time Keeper – Make sure that group’s aware of the time given<br />Quite Captain – Please control the group’s noise level<br />Peace maker – Resolve problems within the group<br />
    22. 22. NOW IT’S YOUR TURN<br />In your groups, create a headline that is appropriate to your scenarios.<br />Using your tablet PCs, get on to the class blog<br />http://kps5humility.wordpress.com/<br />and find your group’s scenario.<br />Under the comment’s section, create an appropriate HEADLINE for your given scenario.<br />
    23. 23. NOW IT’S YOUR TURN<br />Group 1&5: You are writing about your school&apos;s basketball team&apos;s winning match against a River Primary School. <br />Group 2&6: You are writing about the new computer lab in Kallang Primary School.<br />Group 3&7: You are writing about a recent fight between two primary 5 students during recess<br />Group 4&8: You are writing about the exchange programme between Kallang Primary School and Cheltenham School from Melbourne, Australia.<br />
    24. 24. 2. Orientation<br />Introduces the story <br />first paragraph (1 - 3sentences)<br />Attention grabbing<br />Summarizes main points in the article<br />Clear, Concise, Correct<br />When?<br />Who?<br />Where?<br />What?<br />
    25. 25. 2. Orientation<br />Example:<br />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. <br />Who<br />When<br />What<br />
    26. 26. Let’s try creating an opening statement...<br />Scenario:<br />You are writing about an accident that happened in front of your school. It involved a school bus and a parent’s car.<br />
    27. 27. Let’s try creating an opening statement...<br />What:<br />Where:<br />When:<br />Who:<br />Accident between a school bus and a car<br />In front of Kallang Primary School gates<br />Friday morning, Oct 30, 2009<br />School bus driver and aparent<br />
    28. 28. Let’s try creating an opening statement...<br />A loud crash was heard Friday morning at the gates of Kallang Primary School. <br />The accident between a school bus and a car belonging to a parent, happened in the midst of morning rush hour.<br />
    29. 29. NOW IT’S YOUR TURN<br />Activity 2: The Perfect Opening Statement<br />In your groups, create an opening paragraph that is appropriate to your scenario.<br />Using your tablet PCs, get on to the class blog<br />http://kps5humility.wordpress.com/<br />and find your group’s scenario.<br />Under the comment’s section, create an appropriate orientation.<br />
    30. 30. NOW IT’S YOUR TURN<br />Activity 2: The Perfect Opening Statement<br />Use the worksheet provided<br />BBC news School Report worksheet: “Write as you speak” <br />
    31. 31. COMING SOON…<br />
    32. 32. 3. Body<br />Sequence of events in chronological order<br /><ul><li>Use connectors to show your transition.</li></ul>Paragraphs<br />Past tense<br />Simple, clear sentences<br />
    33. 33. 3. Body<br />Provides detailed information<br /><ul><li>the background scenario
    34. 34. the name of the people involved
    35. 35. the way the event happened </li></ul>Why?<br />How?<br />
    36. 36. 3. Body<br />Example:<br />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. <br />Details<br />Where<br />
    37. 37. 3. Body<br />Example:<br />In the final, Kranji Primary School narrowly edged out St Stephen’s School <br />1-0. Yangzheng Primary placed third while Loyang Primary came in fourth. <br />Details<br />
    38. 38. 3. Body<br />Example:<br />The guest-of-honour at the event, FAS head of grassroots, Jita Singh, handed out the prizes to the winners. <br />Details<br />
    39. 39. 3. Body<br />(B) May include comments and quotes from eyewitnesses to give credibility to your report <br /><ul><li>Spoken accounts may be directly quoted using quotation marks “” or direct speech. </li></ul>Quotes<br />
    40. 40. 3. Body<br />Example:<br />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.”<br />Quote<br />
    41. 41. 4. Reorientation<br />Conclusion<br />End with a short concluding line.<br />How?<br />Point to the future on what is expected to happen next<br />Eyewitness quotations<br />
    42. 42. 4. Reorientation<br />Conclusion<br />Example:<br />“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. <br />Future<br />
    43. 43. 5. Photographs<br />‘A picture paints a thousand words.’<br />photographs give readers a clearer picture of the event <br />Include an interesting caption to describe the picture <br />
    44. 44. 5. Photograph<br />Example:<br />Caption<br />
    45. 45. 5. Photograph<br />Example:<br />Caption<br />
    46. 46. Writing your news report digitally<br />Instant access<br />Interactive <br />Readers can leave comments instantly<br />Format<br />
    47. 47. Credits<br />

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