Vote in Kiwi Kids News Short Story Competition

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.

Reading through the stories it is clear that there are some amazing writers in New Zealand. Well done to both students and teachers.

Now it is time for Kiwi Kids News readers to decide on the winners. Use the links below to go to either the Year 5/6 compettion of the Year 7/8 competition.

From here click on the images, read the various stories and then vote on the story you like best. Voting is set at one vote per-person per-day.

The final placings will be determined by this vote.

VOTE FOR THE YEAR 5/6 STORIES

VOTE FOR THE YEAR 7/8 STORIES

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

KWL
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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