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The Versatility of Verbs Scheme of Work for Academic Writing in KS3 and KS4 English

Paying specific attention to verbs, the purpose of this unit is to support the creation of a more-academic style of writing from students.

Suitable for KS3 and 4.

This resource includes a scheme of work document and 10 PowerPoint files:

  • Verbs and tenses
  • The historical present tense
  • Verbs for analytical writing
  • Nominalisation
  • Modal verbs and modifiers
  • Poem analysis – Strange Fruit
  • Language elements to include
  • Modal verbs sheet to complete
  • Peer- and self-assessment form
  • Peer assessment

Dan Ingman is an English teacher and lead practitioner at Mulberry School for Girls, East London, and coordinator of the Fetch Me a Pen academic writing project for Tower Hamlets schools. You can find more of his resources on his TES page, and follow him on Twitter at @IngmanDan.

The Versatility of Verbs Scheme of Work for Academic Writing in KS3 and KS4 English

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