The first page of a newspaper is “prime” real estate. It’s where the most important stories are often found. That’s why it’s helpful to understand what’s behind those stories – because they matter. In some cases, a news story may not receive much attention but it matters because it's interesting. Those, too, are prime stories.

Here’s some background on a “prime” story this week.

Movie Mania

Summer blockbuster movies often make news, especially now right at the beginning of the season. Find a story about a big new movie making headlines. See if you can figure out why that film is so popular. Do you think certain movies lend themselves better to summer release than winter release? Why? What is your favorite film? Why?

Check out the news, too. Just for fun, choose a news story which would make the best plot for a blockbuster film. Write about the plot you'd like to see.

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