News Flash! (SE)

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In the book News Flash! it follows in detail how a major oil spill in a popular marine reserve and fishing area is reported by three different media sources. The children will learn how the radio, newspaper and television follow the progress of the spill and then broadcast the details to the public.

The features of this book are:

  • Fact files with highlighted text
  • Quotes from the media
  • Facsimiles of reports and scripts
  • Specialised vocabulary:- lead-in, lockout, byline, piece-to-camera voice-over
  • Bulleted lists
  • The summary page

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

  • Using a glossary
  • Studying points of view
  • Comparing writing styles in different media
  • Retrieving information and presenting it in a different way
  • Rewriting stories in a different format

Themes covered in this book are: Communication, Careers, The Media

Reading Level:31+ (Bronze)

AuthorSharon Hill

SeriesSkyrider Chapters

Year Level5


Guided Reading Level29

GenreProcedure | Report

Theme/TopicCareers | Communication | The Media

Strategy/SkillsComparing and contrasting | features of non-fiction | Point of view

Page Count32