Formal letter writing: why do we have to study 'Frankenstein'?
This resource is intended for year 10 or year 11 to prepare them for writing a formal letter. It could be adapted for use with any literature text and links the two GCSEs effectively. Students usually have an opinion on their text choice!
The resource includes:
a fictional letter from a parent thanking the teacher for their judicious choice of Frankenstein as the class set text
a persuasive writing task for a student in role (!) as outraged that the parent feels this way
prompt questions and top tips for responding persuasively
suggested formal discourse markers
some formal sentence openers
support for how to address the weak points from the parent's letter.