Teaching pack - Essay writing

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Essay writing

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Develop your KS3 and KS4 students’ formal writing skills with our ‘toolkit’ of creative classroom activities, genuine student exemplar essays and exclusive teaching resources.

This pack features activities to help students write well-planned, well-structured and sophisticated essays in readiness for GCSE English Literature and for the longer essay-style questions in GCSE English Language.

Essential for teaching all aspects of essay writing for your class novel, play text or reading unit.

Key features:

  • sections include: getting students started, planning and structuring essays, introductions and conclusions, using quotations, inference and deduction, formal essay vocabulary and drafting and redrafting
  • real student essays from year 9 students in a range of comprehensive schools.

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catherine mc cartcatherine mc cart
I integrate them into my own resources that have proved positive for the group of men I support in Literacy and Numeracy. Some are older learners returning to education. I find these resources very useful and in some cases time saving for myself.
Posted on 25th September 2017
Excellent resource.
Posted on 4th May 2016
Helen Stacey, Teachit English EditorHelen Stacey, Teachit English Editor
Hi Bernice, sorry that you did not like one of the tasks in the pack. The intention of the task is to help students avoid regaling the entire plot, and get used to condensing key information to make relevant points of analysis instead. This is a preparatory task for the more advanced skills of essay writing. We hope you would find other activities in the pack more helpful for your students.
Posted on 4th May 2016
Bernice BorainBernice Borain
I checked the sample and it says we would want students to summarize the plot. We do not want them to do this at all. The marker knows the plot and they need only use specific elements to make the specific points they need to make. I will not be purchasing this resource.
Posted on 28th April 2016
Steve SamuelsSteve Samuels
Modelling of techniques and conventions of essay writing with MYP EAL students at an international school.
Posted on 28th April 2016
Kath FowlerKath Fowler
I am just looking for ideas at the moment!
Posted on 27th April 2016
annie bentleyannie bentley
really enjoyed using this with my ks3 students - more to the point they enjoyed it too! Always a bonus!
Posted on 27th January 2016

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