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  Headlines
Updated 21 April 2004, 13.06
Cat in the Hat
Learning aims
  • Learn that a headline is a type of title

  • Compose own headlines for a given story
Introduction
Read through with the class the stories:

Ask about the bold writing at the top of the page.

Point out that a headline is a special kind of title and there are particular jobs it has to do:

  • it must grab the reader's attention
  • it must be short
  • it must relate to the story

Focus on the phrase "hats off" and the word 'swings' and discuss reasons why these were chosen.

Main activity
The following two stories have had their headlines removed.

Ask the class to suggest headlines for them. The headlines that were used are below.

Headline used: Harry Potter born in Wales

Headline used: Search for pupstars

Extension activity
Children write a news report for one of these headlines:

Click the links to view the stories that went with each headline.

Plenary
Recap on what makes a good headline. Children present their headlines for the stories and the stories written from the choice of headlines.

Compare the children's work with the stories actually used on CBBC Newsround.


For all links and resources click at top right.


More InfoBORDER=0
TeachersNews story 1
TeachersNews story 2
UKNew theme park ride swings into action
UKHarry Potter born in Wales
AnimalsWarmer weather is bad news for animals
AnimalsSheep are brainy - honest!
AnimalsOwl experts worried about Potter
Sci/TechRobot caterpillar helps disaster victims
ClubHats off to a great film!

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