Teacher Notes

Part A: Fill in the gaps

Headlines are designed to grab readers' attention.  For this reason they often refer to particular groups of people that readers are familiar with such as youth, Aussies, Aboriginals or Muslims.  Because most of us already have knowledge or opinions about these groups, these references help us to quickly make meaning of the headline.

In the following quiz you are provided with six headlines that have a word missing; the missing word describes a group commonly represented in the media.  You are provided with a list of missing words and your task is to 'fill the gap' by matching the correct group to the headline.