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13 – 19 July 2018

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News Comprehensions

  • Level 1 L1 News Comprehension - Four Stories

    Four Stories (13 – 19 July)

    TONGUE-TIED REX
    SOCIAL PUPPIES
    RECORDS RISING
    JUMBLED UP!

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  • Level 2 L2 News Comprehension - Look Closer

    Look Closer (13 – 19 July)

    TONGUE-TIED REX
    SOCIAL PUPPIES
    BEES PREFER TOWNS

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  • Level 3 L3 News Comprehension - Article Analysis

    Article Analysis (13 – 19 July)

    THAI BOYS SAVED IN CAVE RESCUE MISSION
    RECORDS RISING

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News Puzzles

  • Level 1 L1 News Puzzle

    News Puzzle L1 (13 – 19 July)

    SOCIAL PUPPIES

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  • Level 2 L2 News Puzzle

    News Puzzle L2 (13 – 19 July)

    WORLD NEWS

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  • Level 3 L3 News Puzzle

    News Puzzle L3 (13 – 19 July)

    WORLD NEWS

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News Quizzes

  • Level 1 L1 News Quiz - Mystery News

    Mystery News (13 – 19 July)

    FOR ISSUE 630

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  • Level 2 L2 News Quiz - News and Pictures

    News & Pictures (13 – 19 July)

    FOR ISSUE 630

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  • Level 3 L3 News Quiz - In The Know

    In The Know (13 – 19 July)

    FOR ISSUE 630

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Level 1

Pupils working towards the requirements of the Lower Key Stage 2 – Years 3 and 4 – NC English Programme of Study for Reading. The reading age of the news stories and accompanying activities is approximately 7 to 9 yrs. (The news stories are slightly simplified versions of those found in First News). The activities support pupils’ development of the statutory reading comprehension skills required by the end of KS2 and these are referenced in each activity.

Level 2

Pupils working towards the requirements of the Upper Key Stage 2 – Years 5 and 6 – NC English Programme of Study for Reading. The reading age of the news stories and accompanying activities is approximately 9 to 12 yrs. The activities support pupils’ development of the statutory reading comprehension skills required by the end of KS2 and these are referenced in each activity.

Level 3

Pupils working towards the requirements of the Key Stage 3 NC English Language Programme of Study for Reading. The reading age of the news stories and accompanying activities is approximately 12 to 14 yrs. The activities support pupils’ development of the reading comprehension skills required in the lead up to requirements for GCSE English Language.

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