News Travels QuicklyTitle: News Travels Quickly
978 1 74148 801 2
Upper Primary/Set 2
Levels 28–29


Description: How does the news get to you? News Travels Quickly explores the many ways news is gathered and reported around the world every day. This book also looks at the people behind the scenes, the decisions that are made and the technology involved in bringing the news straight to you.

Key concepts

  • People communicate what happens in the world through stories.
  • Reported stories take many forms, such as newspapers and magazines, television, radio and the Internet.
  • People work cooperatively on specific jobs and tasks in order to report the news.

Curriculum links:
Study of society/Technology

Text types in this book

  • Explanation
  • Factual recount
  • Report

Text features of this book

Text tools

  • Contents page
  • Specialised vocabulary
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Headings
  • Captions
  • Labels
  • Transcript

Text boxes

  • Did you know? boxes
  • Think about… boxes
  • Think like a reporter box
  • Try this activity boxes

Visual tools

  • Photographs
  • Graphs
  • Diagrams
  • Illustrations

Reading and thinking strategies

  • Activating personal schema
  • Locating the main idea and key information in the text
  • Drawing conclusions from text information
  • Researching information
  • Reading with purpose: skim reading


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