Due: Thursday, 25th June
Dear Year 9,
After today’s comparison between The Dartmouth Chronicle’s Print and On-line edition, I would like you to complete the following:
Go to The Guardian newspaper’s online edition: http://www.theguardian.com/uk
and the Dartmouth Chronicle’s online edition: http://www.dartmouth-today.co.uk/
D-Grade Target: Write a 3 paragraph (or more!) comparison of the two online newspapers, focusing on the type of stories they cover and the style (Broadsheet or Tabloid – provide evidence!) Use the comparative connectives and openers in the VCOP focus below, to help.
C-B Grade: You may choose to compare the Dartmouth Chronicle website and The Guardian, or choose your second newspaper (i.e. you HAVE to choose the Dartmouth Chronicle, and then choose one OTHER newspaper website)
1. You should compare the format of the newspapers (how they are presented) and the stylistic differences between the two (for this you need to comment on the type of stories – the content, and the ‘mode of address‘ (how the way the communicate to their specific target audience e.g. the colours they use, the language they use, and how this matches Target Audience).
2. Make a connection to the type of reader you believe the online newspapers target.
Extension: Decide on the political leanings of the Newspaper (Left wing (liberal) or more Conservative / Right Wing… Give evidence (you might look at the types of stories covered.)
*VCOP Focus: Connectives and Openers. (Consider how you will use connectives to make comparisons
Word Bank: Comparative Connectives & Openers:
Showing similarity or adding a point: additionally; also; as well; even; furthermore; in addition; indeed; let alone; moreover; not only
Showing a difference or an opposite point of view: alternatively; anyway; but; by contrast; however; in contrast; in fact; in other respects; instead; nevertheless; on the contrary; on the other hand; rather; though; whereas; yet