• To explore the use of relative clauses to build and report on the Ancient Greek news
• To produce a written and verbal Ancient Greek news report
• To recognise the importance of direct and indirect speech to create convincing news reports
• Whiteboard/large sheet of paper
• Ancient Greek newspaper article or script
• Explain the lesson objectives and how the students will be working to achieve them (15 mins).
• Brainstorm what would make a good story for an Ancient Greek News Report (15 mins).
• Each student to write their own story – first draft. They need to create a story based on Ancient Greek times, with a headline and including relative clauses, direct and indirect speech (20 mins).
• Stimulate discussion/debate involving each student to share their stories (15 mins).
• Read through a printed off news script – highlighting direct and indirect speech, plus relative clauses (15 mins).
• If there is time left, each student to present their news report to the rest of the class (20 mins).
• Summarise the lesson objectives and ask for any feedback or questions (5 mins).
Additional notes: Remind the students to use relative clauses when writing/discussing their stories, plus emphasizing the importance of direct and indirect speech to create convincing news reports. For example, “The Mycenaean King heard from a messenger that the palace had been attacked by ….” (direct speech) or “The Mycenaean King was told that the palace had been attacked by...” (indirect speech).