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PS RU P5L6_7 English Holiday Programme (Day 1 & 2) ws_3

PS RU P5L6_7 English Holiday Programme (Day 1 & 2) ws_3

Primary 5

Rev Up! English

Name Holiday Programme Day 1 & Day 2
Tutor

Topic Holiday Programme Day 1 & Day 2

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Let’s Discuss!

ST Athlete of the Year nominee: Olympic champ Joseph Schooling regains
his competitive fire

Singapore’s Olympic champion Joseph Schooling on the way to third place in The 23-year-old feels he has built enough
the 50m butterfly at the Fina World Cup Singapore leg at the OCBC Aquatic momentum towards defending his 100m
Centre on Nov 17, 2018.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR butterfly Olympic title in Tokyo in 2020.
He said: "I'm happy with the progress I've
For Joseph Schooling, 2018 was memorable not made since the Olympic year through the
just because he won two Asian Games golds five Asian Games and now.
months after finishing his final National Collegiate "Physically, I feel the best ever. The big thing
Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I is getting school out of the way and now my
campaign without a medal. goal is to see how good I can actually
It was also significant because of a "gradual feeling" become."
around October or November, which led to this 2018 has also taught him a valuable lesson
realisation: His competitive fire is back. he feels has made him mentally stronger:
Revealing that he is now back to feeling annoyed That life does not always turn out as
whenever anyone tries to beat him in practice, he expected.
told The Straits Times: He said, "You put your body through crazy
"Before it was kind of like, 'I really don't care, go things day in and day out and you have this
for it dude', but now it's like, 'OK, this does not fly huge expectation in your head and, when
well with me’. you don't hit it, it's terrible. So if you go
"I feel a fire within me. My mind and body were through things like that, you kind of figure
telling me it's time, I'm ready to start my push out how to learn to view it in a different way
towards Tokyo and all the meets on the way. and move on.“
"It's been a while.“ Explaining how that experience helped last
year, he said, "I just used the same way you
get over anything. Put that behind you, find
certain things or outcomes you weren't
happy with, use that to motivate you to go to
practise and swim faster.

Excerpt from The Straits Times

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Parts of an Article What does it tell the reader?
Headline It is the title of the article. It should be catchy and grab
Byline the reader’s attention.
Placeline It is the name of the person who wrote the article.
This shows where the report was written.
Lead Paragraph A lead paragraph is the first paragraph of the story. It
Second Paragraph includes the 4Ws – Who, What, Where and When.
Explains How and Why the incident happened.
Third Paragraph At least one quotation from someone who was part of
Fourth Paragraph the incident and who was interviewed for the report.
Any additional information is included here.
Picture/Image Images are pictures relate to the headline of the news
Caption report, illustrating characteristics of the story.
It is a brief explanation accompanying the image.

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Let’s Plan and Predict: Given the headline, predict the content of the story and what
had happened to the teacher. Write in point form.

Who: When:

Where: What:
Why: How:

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Planning an Interview: Using the 5W1H strategy, plan your questions during your
interview with the principal of the school.

Person Question Answer

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First Draft: Based on your interviews, write your article below.

The Daily News

Breaking News!
Mystery Disappearanceof EnglishTeacher:
Students Suspected

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The Daily News

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The Daily News

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Editor’s Checklist
Does the lead paragraph hook your attention?
Does the second paragraph include the Who, What, When
and When pieces of information?
Does the third paragraph include the Why and How pieces
of information?
Was a quotation included in the write-up?
Is the information grouped into logical paragraphs?
Are the paragraphs written in a logical order?
Is there any unnecessary information?
Are there any parts that you do not understand?
Are a lot of the same words repeated?
Can more precise words be used?
Is there too much repetition of linking words such as and,
but, then, etc?
Do all the verbs agree with their subjects?
Example: She are/is …
Have articles (the, a, an) been used correctly?
Were the correct punctuation marks used?
Have all the words been spelt correctly?

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Final Write-up: Based on your editor’s comments, write your final article below.

The Daily News

Breaking News!
Mystery Disappearanceof EnglishTeacher:
Students Suspected

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The Daily News

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The Daily News

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Self-assessment: How well did I do in my in my newspaper article writing activity?
Tick the appropriate column.

Did I … Yes No
- write a strong headline?

- include the placeline?

- include the byline?

- write a lead which will “hook” my reader?
- include the Who, What, When and Where in

my second paragraph?
- include the Why and How in my third paragraph?

- include at least one quotation?

What could I have done to improve on my newspaper article write-up?

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THE DAILY NEWS

Suzanne James - Reporter

Eleven-year-old boy is a true hero!

SINGAPORE - On Tuesday, William Tan, an

eleven-year-old student at Sunshine
Primary School, was riding his bicycle home

from school without a care in the world

when he became the hero of the day.

Mrs. Poh’s cat, Parker, was stranded at the William Tan with Parker
top of her giant fence, meowing and
screaming like an injured lion. Mrs. Poh thankfully hugged William as the
cat gazed up at Sam in awe and
William could not ignore its screams and appreciation. “That boy is a true hero,” said
without a thought for himself, he scaled the Mrs. Poh.
fence in one leap and carried the cat to
safety. “Without his assistance, Parker would
have been stuck on that fence until next
year.”

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Let’s Discuss!
• Which parts of this article seem rather far-fetched/ridiculous to you? Why?
• Do you believe everything that has been reported in this story? Why?
In this article, some parts are exaggerated. An exaggerated piece of writing is means that
the truth has been stretched.
Why do journalists exaggerate their writing?
Some journalists exaggerate the truth because:
• they feel that “bad news” sells.
• readers get more excited when they read exaggerated news articles.
• it creates hype over the article and this, in turn, will generate more sales.
What makes a good journalist?
A good journalist, however, :
• is fair, accurate and impartial.
• does not allow his/her opinion affect the way it is written.
• does not include his/her feelings in the article.

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THE DAILY NEWS

Suzanne James - Reporter

Here’s What Really Happened
SINGAPORE - William Tan, an eleven-year-
old student at Sunshine Primary School,
was riding his bicycle home from school on
Tuesday.

He heard a strange noise and discovered William Tan with Parker
that Mrs. Poh’s cat had gotten stuck on top Mrs. Poh thanked him for helping her pet,
of her two-metre high white picket fence. Parker.
“What a helpful boy,” she told reporters.
William walked over, reached up, and lifted
the cat down to the ground.

Important Announcement!

• When we read the news, it is important to distinguish fact from
fiction.

• When writers use exaggeration, they blur the truth.

• The more they exaggerate, the less accurate the story becomes.

• As readers, we need to read closely and be able to distinguish the
facts, especially in a news story.

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The Daily News

Show this Chocolate is good for you!
coupon and
get 2 cones Sam Smith – Reporter
for the price
of 1! AMERICA - It is official: Chocolate is good
for you! People all over the world have been
waiting to hear these five simple words.
Chocolate lovers can now enjoy a piece of
chocolate without guilt.

Dark chocolate has large amounts of
antioxidants. These are chemicals that help
your body stay healthy. This delicious treat
also has substances that help keep your
cholesterol levels down. Lowering
cholesterol levels helps to keep your blood
flowing well.

There is evidence that eating 100 grams of
dark chocolate per day can lower your blood
pressure. This will help to reduce your risk of
a heart attack or stroke.

Not only is chocolate good for your body, it
makes you feel good. Chemicals in your
brain that are produced when you eat
chocolate make you feel happier.

Chocolate lovers can rejoice, knowing that
eating chocolate is doing good things for
them!

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The Daily News

What the article did not tell
you!

Jenny Shaw– Reporter
AMERICA - What This Article Doesn’t Tell
You
While chocolate does have some benefits, it
also has some risks:
• Chocolate is high in calories. Eating too
much chocolate can cause weight gain.
•Usually, chocolate contains lots of sugar.
Too much sugar is not good for you.
•The sugar in chocolate can cause mood
swings and tooth decay.
Chocolate does have some good qualities,
but it should be eaten only once in a while
and in small amounts.

Important Announcement!

What signs do we look out for to determine if an article is biased?

1. It presents only one side of an argument.
2. It leaves out important information.
3. It can cause misconceptions or misunderstanding.

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Let’s Discuss!

In this article, the author has made a claim. A claim is a statement of position on an issue.
As such, the author must support the claim with reasons and evidence.

• Do you really think chocolate is good for you? Why?
• If you think chocolate is good for you, what evidence in the article did you find

convincing?
• What reasons and evidence the author has given to support the claim that chocolates

are good for people?

What signs do we look out for to determine if an article is biased?
• It presents only one side of an argument.
• It leaves out important information.
• It can cause misconceptions or misunderstanding.

Vocabulary Booster

Bias: A judgment based on a personal point of view.
Claim: A statement put forth as true in an argument or on

an issue.
Exaggeration: An overstatement or stretching of the truth.
Reason: A general statement that offers support for a claim.
Evidence: Facts, statistics, and examples used to support

reasons.

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Biased or Balanced?

If a newspaper or magazine article is biased, it means that it takes sides and does not give
a fair representation of both sides of an argument.

If a newspaper or magazine article is balanced, it means that it does not take sides and it
considers both points of view in an argument or situation equally.

Here are two short articles about the same subject. Do you think they are balanced and fair
articles, or do they take sides and present only one point of view? Underline the parts which
show you that:
- the article is biased.
- the article is fair.

Bad policing in action Woman arrested for chopping
down tree
Imagine the scene: You are a poor,
lonely 87-year old woman, fiercely Betty Rubbard, 87, was arrested
independent and used to living alone. yesterday for chopping down a tree in Pumley
Country Park.
The house you have lived in all of your
life becomes freezing as temperatures Police Officer Agata Bartek said the
plummet in winter. You have no central elderly woman was apprehended at 5 p.m. on
heating and little money. Hobart Street as she dragged a small tree along
the pavement.
In desperation you walk 3 miles to a local
park and cut down a tree for firewood. Mrs. Rubbard, when interviewed, said,
“I have no money for coal or firewood, so I
Whilst lugging the heavy wood home, chopped down a public tree. I’m a member of
you are stopped by the police and arrested the public so why I can’t I do that?”
for destroying public property!
A police spokesman stated, “Destroying
This is policing gone mad. Why arrest the public property is a crime.”
poor and helpless when the real criminals are
roaming the land?

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Working in pairs, you are to write two articles like the ones on the previous page,
one that presents a biased opinion of a news story and one that gives a balanced
opinion. Your story line will be based on the number you roll.

Number on Die Story line

Write about a football match between two
schools where one team one 11-0.

Write about a school that has banned the
consumption of chocolate in the premises.

Write about a famous pop star who
cancelled his concert in Singapore.

Write about how a student saved a
helpless puppy from a group of abusive
children.

Write about how a woman won one million
dollars on a lottery ticket by betting on a 4-
digit license plate number of a car involved
in an accident.

Write about a teacher who won the “Most
Caring Teacher” award.

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Biased:

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Balanced:

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