Short Story Competiton – Winners

Congratulations to all students that took part in the 2020 Kiwi Kids News – Short Story competition. We had over 700 entries across our two categories.

With our voting we had around 5406 votes across both competitions.

The winners from the Year 7/8 Competiton were as follows:
1st – The great Fishing Expedition by Lincoln Leonard
2nd – Locked Up by Taea Southwick
3rd – Mr Linden’s Library by Yena Elamurugu

The winners from the Year 5/6 Competition were as follows:
1st – The Huia Tribe by Lucy Reynolds
2nd – The Dagger by Ari Bucher
3rd – An Unexpected Adventure by Isobel Fyfe

We will be getting in touch with these people over the next few days.

Thanks for all those that entered.

1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article?

2. What was the key event from the news article?

3. Where did this event take place?

4. When did this event take place?

1. Find a quote from the main person in this news article?

2. In your own words describe what happened in this news article.

3. Find out where this event took place and include some information about this place.

4. Tell us when this event happened and explain what might happen in the future.

5. Explain in your own words why this event took place.

Current Events Web
Find the Who, What, Where, When, How and Why in the article to complete this worksheet.

I Think Because
Share what you think about the article and explain why.

My Questions
Write a question map about questions that you have after reading the article.

News Review
Give the news article you have read a review

Write what you KNOW about the topic in the article, what you would LIKE to find out and then what you have LEARNT.

Newspaper Bingo
Play newspaper bingo. Find a number of different articles to complete the grid.

Questions and Answers
Write a set of questions and then their answers after reading the article.

The Big Idea
Find the big idea by highlighting the 5 W’s and 1 H. then select 25 of key words associated with the article.

Word Investigation
Vocabulary exercise where students find key words within the article.

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