Using Reading Skills of Analysis and Evaluation to Help Students Plan Effective Creative Writing

When teaching skills of analysis and evaluation, it's quite useful to encourage students to analyse the effectiveness of their own work using some of the frameworks and structures we use to teach these skills. In one recent lesson with Year 10, we were looking at crime in Victorian literature ( this was to support them … Continue reading Using Reading Skills of Analysis and Evaluation to Help Students Plan Effective Creative Writing

How do I get them to be ‘critical’ and ‘conceptualised’? A few ways to get students thinking about the GCSE Modern Text

As a department, we teach the GCSE Modern Text in this final term. I have taught Animal Farm for some years now but have, at times, found it a challenge to teach students how to be more critical and conceptualised in their responses. With so many excellent revision resources out there, students often prioritise the … Continue reading How do I get them to be ‘critical’ and ‘conceptualised’? A few ways to get students thinking about the GCSE Modern Text