Teacher Resources: Activity - Answering the 5 W's (10 mins)

Commuters reading The Sun newspaper Commuters read The Sun newspaper - would the stories they are reading have all the 5 W's answered?

Work in pairs.

Print out a story that interests you from the BBC News, BBC Sport, BBC Local News, Newsbeat or CBBC Newsround websites, or from other reliable news websites, newspapers or school newsletters.

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Go through the story and underline or highlight the parts which answer the 5 W's - the Who, What, Where, When and Why. And there is usually a How in there as well.

Virtually every story should be able to answer these questions - is your story missing any of the 5 W's?

What questions would you need to ask to find out the answers?

Now discuss your answers with the class.

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