This unit of work is suitable for upper KS2.
The learning in these five lessons offers pupils to research and read different newspapers and distinguish between factual information and opinions based on factual information; Read and explore a range of journalistic writing and identify how a newspaper reports on specific events. Leading on to comparing and contrasting journalistic articles using the 5w’s and how and evaluating the effectiveness and impact different journalistic articles have on its target audience.
Lesson one starts with distinguishing between facts and opinions in the newspapers and answering questions with the importance of answering questions with the 5 W’s. The weeks focus is all about when the sugar tax was first introduced and how the sugar tax has impacted on reducing the obesity of the nation.
These newspaper articles will be evaluated and questions will be answered –
Q. what type of language is used? Q. What’s it purpose/impact on audience?
Q. is formal or informal language used? Q. Is all the information needed?
Q. Is anything missing? Q. Who is the intended audience?
By the end of the week pupils should be able to identify the key language features, the structure and layouts features and explain what the differences are between fact and opinion. A following week’s planning leads into writing own newspaper reports. ‘Hot of the press’ can be purchased separately or purchased in a bundle.