Task 1 House Magazine? Task 2 1. Why should we have a House magazine? 2. How will the magazine benefit students? 3. How will the magazine benefit the school? 4. What would you like to name YOUR House magazine? (3-4 possible titles) Task 3 Table Tour You are now going to tour the classroom and visit each of the group mind maps. You will need a pen with you whilst you are touring and your task is to tick or comment on the responses that you like. You could even leave questions for the group to answer when they arrive back from the class tour. Review and Reflect 1. Look at the feedback from your peers 2. Then, as a group, think of different names for YOUR House magazine 3. As a group, decide on ONE name that you would like to enter into the competition All names will be given to Miss Roberts and a prize awarded to the winning name for each house Task 1: 3, 2, 1 3 things you would always find in a magazine (images, headlines, articles) 2 things you would find in a magazine article (images, columns of writing, captions) 1 thing that would attract you to reading a particular magazine (competitions, freebies, celebrities) Task 2: Features of a Magazine Article • Pictures • Headline • Captions • Subheadings • Use of colour Feature 1: Exaggeration • To make something appear greater or bigger or more noticeable than it actually is Feature 2: Informal Language • Casual, familiar, unofficial speech or writing • Formal: ‘Prince William and Kate Middleton set to marry in April’ • Informal: ‘Wills and Kate prepare for the big day’ Feature 3: Colloquial Language • Ordinary or familiar conversation in speech or writing • E.g. How’s it going? • What a nightmare! • Totes amaze! Feature 4: Simple Sentences (compound sentences) • Sentences that use a noun and a verb • Why might an article use simple sentences? • E.g. ‘The Queen seemed tired’ • ‘He was shocked’ Task 3: Analysing an Article • Which common features of a magazine article can you spot? (you will need to copy down the evidence from the article into your notebooks) • Looking at your 3, 2, 1; can you spot any ‘things’ that you mentioned in your answer to question 2? (2 things you would find in a magazine article) • Can you spot any examples of informal language? List 2-3 examples Review and Reflect Check your learning… Working in a pair, one person needs to ask the other about features of an article. The person asking the questions, needs to remember ONE response from their partner to feedback to the class. Task 1 ‘Mag Must Have’s’ • Working in a pair, write a list of 3 ‘things’ that a magazine must have to be read and enjoyed by students. (Competitions, quizzes, creative writing) • Then, choose ONE ‘must have’ to feedback to the rest of the group Task 2 1. Get into groups of 4-6 2. Write the following headings onto the paper… 1. Creative Writing 2. Interesting Articles 3. Features Creative Writing • Creative writing is anything where the purpose is to express thoughts, feelings and emotions rather than just to simply convey information • • • • Poetry Diaries Letters Stories • Memoirs • Monologues Interesting Articles • Articles discuss current or recent news EITHER of general interest OR of a specific topic • The aim of an article is to offer information and opinions to the reader about an interesting topic For example, in the i newspaper today… (28.8.12) ‘New Orleans braced for the power of Isaac’ ‘The hospitals failing patients over drugs’ ‘The Hermoine Granger effect: why teenagers are finally starting to say no to bad behaviour’ Features • A feature is a story that’s longer than a standard news story and written in a different style • The feature article will always match it’s audience – women’s magazines will feature articles on lifestyle, fashion, health and relationships • The writer will often have lots of knowledge about that subject • • • • • • • • Key Features… More detailed Entertaining Persuasive Opinions Profiles of well known people Background information Funny Personal experience Task 3: Over to you… • Work together to generate ideas of what the students could produce to fit under each heading. • Give specific ideas and you COULD consider headlines and captions for the different articles. For example, under ‘Creative Writing’ new students could write a piece of descriptive writing about their first impressions of SBL • Your group will need 3-4 ideas for each heading. Review and Reflect: Table Tour • Leave your group’s ‘Magazine Ideas’ on the table. • With a pen, you need to visit each of the group’s mind maps and tick or comment on the ideas that you like. • You COULD leave questions for the students to consider when they arrive back to their mind map.