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Looking at Headlines. You will notice in news article headlines that: They do not use full sentences or correct grammar They can be different lengths and print sizes They aim to get the readers’ interest, so that they will read the article. EYE-CATCHING HEADLINES. PUNS are a play on words.

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Looking at headlines
Looking at Headlines

You will notice in news article headlines that:

  • They do not use full sentences or correct grammar

  • They can be different lengths and print sizes

  • They aim to get the readers’ interest, so that they will read the article


Eye catching headlines
EYE-CATCHING HEADLINES

PUNS are a play on words.


Eye catching headlines1
EYE-CATCHING HEADLINES

ALLITERATION is the use of the same letter or sound in two or more words that are close together. It is used to make it more enjoyable to read and memorable.


Eye catching headlines2
EYE-CATCHING HEADLINES

RHETORICAL QUESTIONS are asked merely

for effect with no answer expected.


Activity
Activity

TASK #1

Refer to – What technique is that?

Determine which technique is being used in each newspaper headline.

Write another heading using an alternate language technique.


Activity1
Activity

TASK #2

Look through a newspaper and find examples of headlines using:

  • Pun

  • Alliteration

  • Rhetorical Question

    Write them in your book.


Activity2
Activity

TASK #3

Your teacher will give you a news article with no headline.

  • Read the article.

  • Write three different headlines for the article, using:

    • Pun

    • Alliteration

    • Rhetorical Question

  • In groups of four, share your headlines. Discuss which headline is most effective. Why?


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