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What is a headline?
A title for a newspaper report.
The first sentence of a newspaper report.
The conclusion to a newspaper report.
Which of the following headlines uses alliteration to grab your attention?
Canine under attack!
The Char-ate Kid
What is the difference between a headline and a sub-heading?
A headline is the title of the story but a sub-heading is the title of a paragraph (or small group of paragraphs).
A headline is at the end whereas a sub-heading is at the beginning.
Headlines don't use connectives.
Read this Headline - 'Shopping crazy'. What do you think this story is going to be about.
A woman wins the lottery and then spends it all in one weekend.
A football match ends in a 10-10 draw.
A French submarine gets stranded on an English beach.
Look at this photo. Which caption do you think best fits?
Connie was delighted with her lottery win.
Connie was furious with the local council's decision to cut down her tree.
Connie was worried that her cat wouldn't return home.
What are quotations for?
To back up newspaper reports by using the words of the people involved in the story.
To make sure that as many technical words are used as possible.
To introduce a new scene to a story.
Which of these sentences includes some facts?
Mrs Lomax (40) from Whittaker Street, Prestwich, was amazed when 12 feet of snow fell overnight.
The snow will probably start to fall at midnight.
The snow looks beautiful in the morning.
Which of these sentences is an opinion?
The smallest man in the world measures only 29 inches tall.
The world's tallest man measures 2.72 metres tall.
It would be great to be the tallest man in the world.
Which of these sentences is written as direct speech?
"I'd like to thank the firefighters who rescued my kitten from the tree," said a delighted Mrs Gaunt.
Mrs Gaunt was said to be delighted when her kitten was rescued.
Thank goodness for that!
Which tense are newspaper reports written in?