Lesson 5: Producing news for different platforms

This lesson consolidates the previous lessons on news finding/gathering and writing whilst encouraging pupils to think about the different types of news platforms and how to make their stories suitable for that outlet.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify features of writing reports for TV, radio and online platforms
  • Plan and produce storyboards and reports for different news platforms

 

 

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Activity 1: Identify features of producing reports

Brief outline

To identify features of producing reports for TV, radio and online platforms.


If pupils have not had the chance to see examples of different news platforms this is an ideal opportunity for them to analyse the differences.


Pupils could be asked to find examples of different types of news as research homework prior to this lesson.

Evidence of learning/assessment opportunity

  • This allows the pupils to engage with different types of audience; a key skill needed at GCSE

Age: 11-16

 Key stage: 3 and 4

Duration: 15 minutes

 

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Activity 2: Producing news for different platforms

Brief outline

Pupils must storyboard their news ideas and decide how they will add colour to their stories.


Teachers could bring in newspapers, look online, used the mobile phone story idea or chose their own.

Evidence of learning/assessment opportunity


  • If pupils have not had the chance to see examples of different news platforms this is an ideal opportunity for them to analyse the differences. Pupils could be asked to find examples of different types of news as a research homework prior to this lesson
  • Pupils are encouraged to analyse and evaluate their peers work, thereby gaining critical feedback from peers rather than from one source, that being the teacher

Age: 11-16

 Key stage: 3 and 4

Duration: 30 minutes (storyboard and discuss)

 

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Activity 3: News story structure and storyboard activity

Brief outline

Pupils have the chance to complete a practical task that will enable them to think creatively about their story including the narrative, editing, soundtrack and camera work. This can be attempted in either groups or individually.

 

Evidence of learning/assessment opportunity

  • At Key Stage 4, pupils should be able to identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas. These are GCSE skills

Age: 11-16

 Key stage: 3 and 4

Duration: 20 minutes

 

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