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Analysing Form, Layout and Presentational Devices

In this worksheet, students read in different ways for different purposes, revising the key terminology required when studying media texts.

'Analysing Form, Layout and Presentational Devices' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Curriculum topic:  Reading

Curriculum subtopic:  Read in Different Ways for Different Purposes

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet you will revise how to analyse form, layout and presentation in non-fiction media texts such as newspaper and magazine articles.

 

 

There are various technical terms that you should be confident using when you analyse non-fiction media texts such as newspaper and magazine articles.

 

Match the following technical terms with their definitions. Hover your mouse over the definitions to read them in full.

Column A

Column B

Headline
title of a magazine or newspaper article
Strapline
a box containing text
Sub-headings
the way text is usually laid out in an article
Byline
sub-headings found within a block of text. These a...
Cross-heads
a smaller headline found just underneath the main ...
Columns
the type of text used. It can be in different size...
Caption
wording found under a photo or picture explaining ...
Text box
an opinion column that offers a point of view on a...
Editorial
headings used to break up the main body of text
Font
the name of the reporter usually found under the h...

You will also be asked to write about presentational devices. Images are an important presentational device. You must be ale to discuss the effect of the images.

 

Look at the following images used in a leaflet advertising a cruise to the Antarctic. What do these images suggest about the cruise?

 

 

 

 

 

Choose three answers.

You will be fully entertained on the boat

You will get up close to the wildlife

You will be able to meet lots of different people

You will experience beautiful landscapes

The boat will take you where very few boats go

You will also need to comment on the use of colour. Think about what different colours suggest or what the connotations of certain colours are.

 

Match the colours below with their connotations. Hover your mouse over the boxes to read the text in full.

Column A

Column B

white
purity
red
danger, passion
green
warmth
yellow
nature, the environment

When discussing presentation you will also need to analyse the effectiveness of headlines.

 

Read the following headline and match the phrases from the headline with the technique used. 

 

A*MAZING BRAINY BOFFIN BEATS TWIN BROTHER TO ACHIEVE 10 A* GCSES

Column A

Column B

A*MAZING
alliteration
BRAINY BOFFIN BEATS TWIN BROTHER
pun
BOFFIN
emotive language

When analyising presentational devices it is not enough to simply describe them; you need to analyse the effect they have on the reader.

 

Match the correct heading with its effect: Hover your mouse over the boxes to read the text in full.

Column A

Column B

Headline
breaks up the body of the text and draws the reade...
Sub-heading
attracts the reader's attention and makes them wan...

What are these examples of?

 

 

slogans

logos

What are logos?

catchy phrases that are easy to remember

symbols that represent a product or company

images to help people who can't read

What is a slogan?

 

 

a headline

a command

a catchy phrase that is easy to remember

  • Question 1

There are various technical terms that you should be confident using when you analyse non-fiction media texts such as newspaper and magazine articles.

 

Match the following technical terms with their definitions. Hover your mouse over the definitions to read them in full.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Headline
title of a magazine or newspaper ...
Strapline
a smaller headline found just und...
Sub-headings
headings used to break up the mai...
Byline
the name of the reporter usually ...
Cross-heads
sub-headings found within a block...
Columns
the way text is usually laid out ...
Caption
wording found under a photo or pi...
Text box
a box containing text
Editorial
an opinion column that offers a p...
Font
the type of text used. It can be ...
  • Question 2

You will also be asked to write about presentational devices. Images are an important presentational device. You must be ale to discuss the effect of the images.

 

Look at the following images used in a leaflet advertising a cruise to the Antarctic. What do these images suggest about the cruise?

 

 

 

 

 

Choose three answers.

CORRECT ANSWER
You will get up close to the wildlife
You will experience beautiful landscapes
The boat will take you where very few boats go
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are that you will get up close to nature, experience beautiful landscapes and the boat will take you where few other boats go.
  • Question 3

You will also need to comment on the use of colour. Think about what different colours suggest or what the connotations of certain colours are.

 

Match the colours below with their connotations. Hover your mouse over the boxes to read the text in full.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

white
purity
red
danger, passion
green
nature, the environment
yellow
warmth
  • Question 4

When discussing presentation you will also need to analyse the effectiveness of headlines.

 

Read the following headline and match the phrases from the headline with the technique used. 

 

A*MAZING BRAINY BOFFIN BEATS TWIN BROTHER TO ACHIEVE 10 A* GCSES

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

A*MAZING
pun
BRAINY BOFFIN BEATS TWIN BROTHER
alliteration
BOFFIN
emotive language
  • Question 5

When analyising presentational devices it is not enough to simply describe them; you need to analyse the effect they have on the reader.

 

Match the correct heading with its effect: Hover your mouse over the boxes to read the text in full.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Headline
attracts the reader's attention a...
Sub-heading
breaks up the body of the text an...
  • Question 6

What are these examples of?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
logos
EDDIE SAYS
These are logos.
  • Question 7

What are logos?

CORRECT ANSWER
symbols that represent a product or company
EDDIE SAYS
Logos are symbols that represent a product or company.
  • Question 8

What is a slogan?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
a catchy phrase that is easy to remember
EDDIE SAYS
A slogan is a catchy phrase that is easy to remember.
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