How to teach great writing techniques in secondary English
Whether students are getting persuasive, descriptive or analytical in their work, this expert advice can help them get the most out of the written word
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How to teach persuasive writing with Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator
Use a classic film clip to kick start a pacey lesson that will boost students’ writing skills
How to develop crucial exam preparation skills by turning learners into journalists
Give students a real-life newspaper scenario to work with to reinforce grammatical knowledge of sentence structure and language use
How to approach a descriptive writing task in a novel way
Showing students the potentially hilarious consequences of timid and imprecise description can have a remarkable impact on subsequent writing
How to use zombies to help pupils become better writers, readers and speakers
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How to teach great analytical writing
Teaching great analytical writing means going beyond predictable frameworks to draw out more personal, considered responses
How to boost understanding of non-fiction writing by analysing the presentation of newspaper articles
Encourage students to analyse the presentation of newspaper articles and help them make leaps of understanding about non-fiction writing
How to teach persuasive writing techniques with Little Britain’s Vicky Pollard
Is it really a good idea to invite Vicky Pollard into your classroom to help students get to grips with persuasive writing? Yeah, but, no, but
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