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  Evaluating reports
Updated 03 March 2004, 16.20

Learning aims
  • Critically evaluate texts aimed at a young news audience

  • Discuss strengths and weaknesses of each

Introduction
Display our Press Pack section:

Discuss what effect the headlines and summaries have.

Display these question starter words (known as the '5 Ws' and '1 H'):

  • Who?
  • What?
  • Where?
  • When?
  • Why?
  • How?
Point out that a reader usually reads a report to find answers to questions like these.

Ask students to say which different parts of the report answer these questions.

Main activity
Have the students choose a Press Pack report for the class to evaluate.

A good choice might be one from Press Pack editor Cris' list of favourites:

Extension activity
Students can pick their Top 5 Press Pack reports and write reviews of them, using Cris' page as a model, for a peer audience.

Plenary
The class read aloud their annotated and give reasons for their evaluations.


For all links and resources click at top right.


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