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The great trainer robbery? We’ve got a suspect...

A literacy lesson on news reporting gives budding journalists a chance to uncover the mystery surrounding the appearance of Tyrell’s shoe on the school roof

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Our literacy focus is news reports, and in our shared writing session we’ve decided “Trainer in rooftop mystery” will be our headline. It is Maddie’s idea, chosen because it is short and attention-grabbing. Callum’s suggestion – “A stupid idiot called Tyrell loses his stupid shoe on the stupid school roof – was rejected on the grounds that it contained too many “stupids”. Our next task is to consider the “five Ws”. These are the who, what, when, where and why.

To avoid accusations of “fake news”, we have decided that our report will describe a real incident that happened earlier in the day. ...

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