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Specific Writing Skills for GCSE English

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Age Range: KS4

Students develop skills and approaches to improve their writing at GCSE, and work in groups to gather and explore ideas. Highly illustrated worksheets, in four sections, cater for all abilities and provide practice across a range of writing styles. Includes differentiation and opportunities for self-assessment.

Sections are: Writing to explore, imagine, entertain; Writing to inform, explain, describe; Writing to argue, persuade, instruct; Writing to analyse, review, comment.

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Size: 61 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 330 0
Author(s): Sarah Wilkinson
Code: SWSF
Popularity rank: 325

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Contents List

LESSONS

Unit 1: Writing to Explore, Imagine and Entertain

  • 7 RED LETTER DAY Students investigate how to explore emotions in writing.
  • 9 WINDOWS This activity encourages students to develop their imaginative writing.
  • 11 WHAT'S SO FUNNY? This page seeks to develop students' ability to write entertainingly.
  • 13 SELF-ASSESSMENT 1 Students reflect on and assess their own relative strengths in writing to explore, imagine and entertain.
  • 15 TODAY'S SPECIAL This page introduces students to this unit's main activity, by getting them to consider the ingredients of a good story, and how to plan one.
  • 17 KEEPSAKES (Foundation) An extended writing assignment for Foundation level students is introduced, which covers the criteria applying to imaginative, entertaining and exploratory writing.
  • 19 KEEPSAKES (Higher) An extended writing assignment for Higher level students is introduced, which covers the criteria applying to imaginative, entertaining and exploratory writing.

Unit 2: Writing to Inform, Explain and Describe

  • 21 LANDMARKS This page focuses on informative writing - students gather information from a friend and go on to write about it.
  • 23 IN YOUR OWN TIME Students develop their ability to explain things in detail.
  • 25 PENSCAPES In this activity, students describe a place in detail.
  • 27 SELF-ASSESSMENT 2 Students reflect on and assess their own relative strengths in writing to inform, explain and to describe.
  • 29 CRINGE... A roleplay is used to stimulate students into thinking about the ideas they'll need for the extended writing piece which follows.
  • 31 A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING (Foundation) This page introduces an extended writing assignment for Foundation level students to cover writing to inform, explain or describe.
  • 33 A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING (Higher) This page introduces an extended writing assignment for Higher level students to cover writing to inform, explain or describe.

Unit 3: Writing to Argue, Persuade and Instruct

  • 35 POINTS OF VIEW This page develops students' ability to write an argument.
  • 37 BECAUSE... Students focus on writing persuasively.
  • 39 HOW TO... Students look at how to instruct others clearly and effectively through writing.
  • 41 SELF-ASSESSMENT 3 Students reflect on and assess their own relative strengths in writing to argue, persuade, and instruct.
  • 43 PROMOTE YOUR SCHOOL This activity prepares students for the extended writing task which follows.
  • 45 SPORT FOR ALL? (Foundation) This page introduces the extended writing assignment for this unit at Foundation level.
  • 47 SPORT FOR ALL? (Higher) This page introduces the extended writing assignment for this unit at Higher level.

Unit 4: Writing to Analyse, Review and Comment

  • 49 MEANING? Students are encouraged to develop their analytical skills.
  • 51 A CRITIC'S LOT Students investigate what it means to review something, and develop their own ability to write reviews.
  • 53 IT'S REMARKABLE! This activity investigates and develops students' ability to comment on something.
  • 55 SELF-ASSESSMENT 4 Students reflect on and assess their own relative strengths in writing to analyse, review and comment.
  • 57 WELL DONE, ME! This page prepares students for the writing task to follow.
  • 59 HOW DID IT GO? (Foundation) This page introduces the extended writing assignment for this unit at Foundation level.
  • 61 HOW DID IT GO? (Higher) This page introduces the extended writing assignment for this unit at Higher level.