Breaking News & All in a Day’s Work Level 29-30

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This book contains the fiction title Breaking News and the non-fiction title All in a Day’s Work.

In Breaking News The school newspaper at Newtown School is floundering and the editor is trying to encourage her reporters to write new and interesting stories. They all learn their lesson when they ignore a lead to a great news story. Features of Breaking News – Conventions of play scripts – Text format of play scripts – Specialised vocabulary- editor, reporter, angle, contacts, false leads, follow-up story, breaking news – Humour – Two parallel plots Purpose Breaking News can be used for the following purposes: – introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated non-fiction title – analysing characters’ points of view – exploring the plot structure of a play – determining the author’s purpose

In All in a Day’s Work A photographer for a small-town newspaper talks about her working day. Features of All in a Day’s Work – Specialised vocabulary- photo editor, breaking news, press releases, photo library, memory card, card reader, viewfinder – Chronological sequence – First-person narrative in the present tense – Newspaper article Purpose All in a Day’s Work can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – exploring and evaluating text organisation – identifying problems and solutions in a text – summarising and restating information.

Themes covered in this book are: Communication, Different view, School and Community, Problem Solving, Careers, The Media

Reading Level: 29-30 (Sapphire)

AuthorFeana Tu 'akoi/Susan Paris

SeriesSkyrider Double Takes

Year Level5


Guided Reading Level28


Theme/TopicCareers | Communication | Different Views | Humour | Problem Solving | School and Community

Strategy/SkillsAuthor's purpose | Point of view | Summarising | Text structure

Page Count32