Improbable Headlines

Improbable Headlines


by Tamera Bastiaans

Editor's Note: We thought Tamera's lesson plan would also make a great party game or a fun activity for adults as well, so we put the answer key on another page!

Another one of my all time favorite lessons. I have no recollection as to where I originally got this, but I made up the answer key, added some of my own, and also wrote the example. So it is more mine than wherever I got it. This can be a great vocabulary lesson as well as a creative writing/report of information composition.

IMPROBABLE HEADLINES

Each of these imaginary newspaper headlines describes a well-known children's story, verse, nursery rhyme, or song. When you have figured them out, write in the answers to each. When you are finished, choose one of the headlines and write the news story that may have accompanied the headline.

1. Youngster Vanishes in Freak Storm!



2. Clever Builder Outwits Sly Adversary

3. Poor Bargain Brings Ultimate Wealth

4. Hoodlum Osculates Unwilling Maiden

5. Friends Eager to Assist in Painting Project

6. Girl Disappears on Mercy Visit to Grandparent

7. Bronco Buster Rides Twister!

8. Remote Country Home Vandalized by Blonde!

9. Continued Prevarication Elongates Probiscus

10. Friendless Waif Adopted by Group of Miners!

11. Toddler Kills Bear, Gains Royal Title

12. Enormous Woodsman Performs Astonishing Feats!

13. Browbeaten Girl Courted by Royal Heir

14. Serious Overcrowding Discovered in Unique Dwelling

15. Couple Suffering Dietary Allergies Reach Agreement

16. Two Youngsters Involved in Accident, One Sustains Injury

17. Foolish Youth Encounters Pastry Vendor

18. Musical Feline, Amused Canine Witness Lunar Leap

19. Rural Homemaker Terrorized by Sightless Rodents

20. Lovely Somnambulist Wakened by Royal Caress

21. Lengthy Tresses Aid Lovers

22. Verbose Hare Hoodwinked by Asphalt Contrivance

23. Shepherdess Proves Derelict in Duty

24. Fugitive Pair Flees on Raft

25. Elderly Housewife and Canine Pet Face Starvation

26. One-handed Pirate Bested by Eternal Youth

27. Parents Stike Raw Deal with Rapacious Spinner

28. Bewildered Minor Attends Bizarre Tea Party

29. Woman Expires in Oven As Adolescents Flee Sweet Abode

30. Terrified Maiden Absconds in Face of Aracnid

Each of these imaginary newspaper headlines describes a well-known children's story, verse or song. When you have figured them out, write in the answers to each. When you are finished, choose one of the headlines and write the news story that may have accompanied the headline.

Click here for the answer key!

About the Author

Tamera is a stay-at-home-wife who loves to cook, read, write, garden and craft. She has a free email newsletter called Tamera's Tea Time Talk and Culinary Chatter. If you would like to sign up for her newsletter click here.


 
 
 

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