On scaffolded descriptive writing openings | jwpblog

This is a great post by a colleague on Twitter: Thanks Rebecca.

I post it for my Yr 10s and 11s as they approach exams and exam prep – the ability comment is not an issue for me – this applies ot all who need to boost their creative writing marks… give it a try.

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My low attaining year 10 class (average aspirational target of a grade 3) have been struggling with descriptive writing. I have provided some structure (e.g. using zoom boxes to focus in on areas of the image) and we’ve explored what makes good descriptive writing, with lots of modelling and…

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Unseen Practice for A level: possible links. | jwpblog

 

This is a work in progress table to help OCR A level students prepare for the Unseen in Dystopian Literature.  The texts cited have either been used in part as unseen practice or have been read by the students.

Typicality and textual reference in unseens
Narrative voice
1st person: Handmaid, Delirium (Oliver), Divergent, Maze Runner

 
 
3rd person: 1984, Station 11, The Road
Narrative tone
Factual: We (Zamyatin), NLMG
 
figurative: time  machine,
Setting:
 
Future improved

 
Brave New World, we, Ender’s Game
Past
 
Future degraded
The Road, (anarchic,…

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On scaffolded descriptive writing openings | jwpblog

This is a great post by a colleague on Twitter: Thanks Rebecca.

I post it for my Yr 10s and 11s as they approach exams and exam prep – the ability comment is not an issue for me – this applies ot all who need to boost their creative writing marks… give it a try.

The Learning Profession

My low attaining year 10 class (average aspirational target of a grade 3) have been struggling with descriptive writing. I have provided some structure (e.g. using zoom boxes to focus in on areas of the image) and we’ve explored what makes good descriptive writing, with lots of modelling and…

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Unseen Practice for A level: possible links. | jwpblog

 

This is a work in progress table to help OCR A level students prepare for the Unseen in Dystopian Literature.  The texts cited have either been used in part as unseen practice or have been read by the students.

Typicality and textual reference in unseens
Narrative voice
1st person: Handmaid, Delirium (Oliver), Divergent, Maze Runner

 
 
3rd person: 1984, Station 11, The Road
Narrative tone
Factual: We (Zamyatin), NLMG
 
figurative: time  machine,
Setting:
 
Future improved

 
Brave New World, we, Ender’s Game
Past
 
Future degraded
The Road, (anarchic,…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2oZmAuT