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Published: 21/11/2016
KS4 | Reading
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Language features in 'Young and Dyslexic? You've got it going on'

After reading 'Young and Dyslexic? You've got it going on' by Benjamin Zephaniah, students identify a number of language features from the extract (within the Edexcel IGCSE Anthology).

Students annotate language and structure features such as:

  • groups of three
  • metaphor
  • negative language
  • insults
  • anecdote
  • adjectives
  • phrases
  • the language of crime
  • contrasts
  • pronouns
  • repetition and rhythm
  • declarative sentences
  • colloquial expression
  • humour
  • parallel sentences.

There is also a writing task:

How does the writer use language and structure to convey his views about young dyslexics? 

Answers are included.


See other resources: Anthology for Edexcel IGCSE

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subash lokujunda
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The writer athe gahanawa when he can't read
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It's a tremendous help to both teacgers and the students as these resources a very rare for free access
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