’Porky pigs trotted off to jail’ is Newspaper text written to accompany The Guardian Three Little Pigs advert (see link below) which can be found on YouTube. The advert shows the 3 little pigs being arrested for the murder of the big bad wolf and an attempted fraud case.
The newspaper reports on the incident as if it were real life, and follows a clear structure of Introduction, before the incident, the night of the incident, after the incident, and a final conclusion.
The text meets the Year 6 Age-Related Criteria, and can be used as an example of a Newspaper text that can be adapted and used as a basis for writing.
3 Differentiated comprehensions that are written to mirror the KS2 SATs Year 6 Reading paper. They can be completed within 1 lesson, and are split into LA, MA and HA.
A newspaper template for an extended writing task that is laid out like the original text
An ‘identify the features of a newspaper article’ worksheet that uses the original text as a basis. This is differentiated for LA and HA.
The text can be used within Literacy schemes of work (such as Talk for Writing) or as a stand alone text. The children can spot the features in the text and use it to magpie ideas and vocabulary.
Link to The Guardian Advert
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