_______, I am _______ and I will present the news for the day________. Do not correct them individually while they are delivering the news. Note down all the errors and give the corrections to the whole class. This way they will not be singled out and be motivated to correct their errors.
Conduct a debate where the learners take a stand related to the news based on the photograph. Let some of them speak against the issue or in favour of the issue. Teach them to agree/ disagree politely with the views expressed by others. Remember to choose a topic relevant to their age group and interests. Say for example: looking at this picture, they can debate whether cheating in exams can be dealt with capital punishment in schools.
pictures of animals or objects and then you can introduce them to the sounds these animals make, the houses they live in and the places where the objects are found.
the principles that govern / distinguish a news snippet from a paragraph/ summary of events: Accuracy, Brevity and Clarity of Information.
Activity 05: Different Strokes: Cut out examples of different types of writings from a newspaper and distribute them amongst learners. Ask them what they think about the writing styles of each news. Discuss with them the differences/ similarities in these news items. Then introduce the learners to various kinds of writing one can find in newspapers:factual reports, advertisements, notices,obituaries, information about lost and found/ wanted items, cartoons/ caricatures, jobs vacancies, editorials and views on articles.
Assist them to try each kind of news one by one within a span of a week or so. At the end, ask them to create a newspaper for their school, with an example of each type of news.
Suitable Level: Advanced
Focus: Expressing Opinions fluently, Creative Writing Skills