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3.4 Writing - Headline Headlines

3.4 Writing - Headline Headlines


See a flipbook of this resource on YouTube here!


For this task students write in epistolary form, creating a journal of six entries, each of which are written in response to a news article, feature article or opinion piece they found in the media that day.


Purchasing this resource will give you:

  • 3 formats (Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides and PDF);
  • a separate PDF booklet giving the 'answers' to an annotation exercise students are required to complete.


The booklet is complete in that it:

  • explains clearly what students must do
  • unpacks the achievement criteria to explain more in 'teen speak' what is expected of them
  • provides checkpoints to help students manage their time
  • requires students to complete their writing intentions in relation to audience and purpose
  • requires students to make notes on the NZQA exemplars and to annotate the journalling exemplars provided.  The exercise to annotate the journalling exemplars is great practice for 3.3 Unfamiliar Texts.  It also comes with a separate 'answer' booklet that can be distributed to students after they have completed the activity.
  • provides explanatory notes about the skills they're expected to illustrate. These include developing thinking / thinking critically, incorporating quoations correctly, using language features and more
  • includes hyperlinks to help navigate through the document as well as access extra information from external websites.


This resource can be shared with the staff in the department you work in at the time of purchase and can be shared electronically with, or printed for, as many students as you like. Let's get real about teacher needs and the logistics around those!

  • Sharing/Copying this Resource

    Just buy one resource, then you're welcome to share within your department and with students at your school.  (I’m realistic!)

    However, PLEASE, be fair and refrain from sharing with other schools or other departments.

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