Literacy problems to solve for Key Stage 1, 2 and 3
Create a word train
Can you find the words that link the first carriage to the last? The
first one has been done for you. Apple cart, cart horse.
Can you use the extra words to create your own word trains?
(You can write in the boxes!)
Stage 3 Wordswork!
There are two types of newspaper - broadsheet and tabloid - and they
appeal to very different types of readers. When your teacher asks you
to do a front page or an article for a newspaper you will need to consider
which type you will write as they are very different in look and the
language they use.
• large pages;
• long serious in-depth articles about politics or world events;
• wide vocabulary, including jargon and technical language. The
language they use is usually formal;
• assume that their reader already knows lot about the topic;
• headlines are usually factual.
• small pages – usually half the size of broadsheets;
• short articles which aren’t very detailed. The stories
are often about famous people. Tabloids are thought of as less serious
than other newspapers;
• small vocabulary and often use slang;
• assume that their reader knows nothing about the topic;
• large photographs or illustrations;
• headlines are usually dramatic and eye-catching. They are often
Are these tabloid or broadsheet headlines?
1. “Super Smashing Summer Schools”
2. “N.E. Lincs begin their Summer Schools today”
3. “Shopper Wins Goodies!”
4. “Man wins £100 of shopping vouchers in competition”
Answers = broadsheet = 2, 4.
tabloid = 1, 3.
Write two headlines for these fairy stories one broadsheet and one
E.g. “Prince to marry girl he met at ball.” = broadsheet
“Cinders meets man of dreams!” = tabloid
Little Red Riding Hood
The Three Little Pigs
Can you do a broadsheet and a tabloid headline for them from different
character’s points of view?
E.g. The Three Little Pigs
Pigs’ view = “Houses in disrepair after wolf attack”
Pigs’ view = “Our Tragic Tail!” = tabloid
Wolf’s view = “Wolf faces charges of criminal damage”
Wolf’s view = “Huff and puff is a load of hot air!”
Teacher notes – This activity will deliver English Framework
READING 8 “Analyse how media texts influence and are influenced
Wordswork was from
North East Lincolnshire's Literacy Team