This term we have started using the Cambridge Secondary One curriculum Framework – schemes of work. The unit for this term is non-fiction: An introduction to journalistic writing.
The unit began with an investigation of the structural and linguistic features of newspaper report. The students have been working in groups on various activities where they have been focusing on learning about the basic features of a news report.
This week their task was to shorten an original (rather long) article taken from the Solomon newspaper. They were given the scenario of being employers in a newspaper report editing team. They had to present a shortened form (by half) of the article to be ready for printing a.s.a.p.! They worked as a team to identify the most important information, and then rewrite the article so that the key points still came over.
Happy to report that all groups met the deadline!