Usable newspaper features: Indep/guardian/observer ? -My secret life -my credo -One minute with..

Guardian Q and A ;

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Observer magazine- show and tell- (journey w/ pics) Observer : Technology – my bright idea Once upon a life- (long but has narrative tenses…) (‘Five things I know about style’- fashion topic) (‘School of life- ideas for modern living’) This much I know (‘wisdom’ / )- (see also Net for ‘design for living’ poems) Observer/New Review- ‘my bright idea’ – cf BBC 60 seconds Guardian- clipjoint-themed movie clips Readersrecommend- top 10 songs about .. cycling etc Independent-VoxPop-e.g. ‘Do you believe in UFOs ?’ Observer- Windows on the World- (drawing of writers view from window and their feelings about it …)- series on Writer’s Rooms too ??? cf ‘A Pocketful of I’ Dave Eggers /Guardian-short short stories Independent UK ‘And finally bizarre real life stories’ Burn the house- site: what would you save ?

Metro- caption competition … and ‘blow up’ photos ? The Big Issue- Letter to my younger self ?- My Week

Simple English News ….. e.g. unusual news category See more of Observer magazine etc ! Metro:dandar/ org- D and AD organisation- people write in about designs and ads they like / and this organisation does the advertising Oscars. And Metro: 30-second rant ; Box Pops on TV progs etc Guardian society/ jobs ‘What else could I do ?’ Wishlist: 1) famous diary entries 2) famous love letters 3) celebrity school reports

4) very short stories by real authors not members of the public (try Dan Rhodes ? Bekes Pal ?) 5) Mini-sagas 6) Famous people’s shopping lists ??? 7) Simple and fairly short courtcase role-plays 8) Songs by grammar and video clips by topic 9) Software to simplify texts and to make transcripts of videos 10) Story skeletons of the great stories- e.g. Greek / Latin … (Vladimir Yanev etc…) 11) Potted biographies.. but not too potted ; condensed great novels.. but not too condensed ! 12) Literate rap and performance poetry without too much slang/idiom etc 13) Poetry in plain modern English 14) ‘Busy’ classical art (e.g. the Kibic) –cut-and-pastable 15) A4 sized maps (Owl and Mouse website OK for BLANK country outlines) 16) Authentic but plain English dialogues- for use w/ procedures from Bilborough and C and D in A Procedures with texts: a) Oxford Clozemaker b) Byrdseed – paragraphy… c) VocabProfiler (?) ; wordsift ; vocab-grabber/ visual thesaurus d) Tagxedo etc

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