Knightly News (SE)

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The Knightly News is a delightfully illustrated and written story that children will enjoy reading. It narrates the story of Scott who makes the discovery thatbeing a famous TV cameraman is in fact not all that it’s cracked out to be. As Scottstruggles to come to terms with his failures, helearns that his mum is fighting a battle of her own.

The features of Knightly News are:

  • First person point of view
  • The use of humour
  • Technical language:- network, editing, booth, boom, wide shot
  • Realistic informal dialogue
  • The use of text boxes to show scripting
  • The parallels between mother and son

Knightly News can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills:

  • Relating events in a story to students’ own experiences
  • Comparing narrative with report writing
  • Writing a report in news format
  • Discussing the characters’ feelings
  • Using similes and metaphors

Themes covered in this book are: Humour, Relationships, The Media

Reading Level:31+ (Bronze)

AuthorAnna Kenna

SeriesSkyrider Chapters

Year Level6


Guided Reading Level30

GenreGeneral Narrative

Theme/TopicHumour | Relationships | The Media

Strategy/SkillsCharacter study | Comparing and contrasting | Figurative language | Making connections

Page Count32