Tes Live Lesson with Penguin

Find out how to edit like a published author in this English writing Live Lesson with Nazneen Ahmed Pathak, author of City of Stolen Magic and Penguin Books UK. Through questions and answers we'll explore what editing is and why it's so important. Nazneen will share top tips to look out for when editing a piece of writing. After each tip students will have the opportunity to apply the tip, followed by students on screen sharing the changes they've made.

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Watch the recorded lesson

This Live Lesson was originally streamed on Tuesday 28 March 2023. The recording is now available for you to watch with your class whenever you like.

Watch the trailer

Want to see if our Live Lesson with Penguin is right for your class? Get a preview by watching our trailer.

Download the teacher guidance

Who: KS2/KS3
What: English writing lesson
Download the accompanying teacher guidance for:

  1. Recommended learning space and resources

  2. Learning objectives and outcomes

  3. Curriculum links

  4. Lesson structure

  5. Ways to develop learning

  6. Coverage sheet to evidence participation

With special thanks to teacher consultant and contributor, Rose McDermott and Kettering Park Junior Academy.

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Download the activity sheet

Please download the activity sheet and distribute it to your pupils before the lesson begins. It contains activities for them to work on during the lesson. Pupils can also edit a piece of their own writing for activities 2-7.

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About Nazneen Ahmed Pathak

Nazneen is a British-Bangladeshi writer, historian and artist who lives in Southampton. She studied English Literature at the University of Warwick, completed a PhD in Bangladeshi Literature at the University of Oxford and is now a lecturer in Creative Writing at Exeter University. In 2016 she was awarded a place on Penguin Random House’s first WriteNow mentorship scheme, which aims to support and publish under-represented writers.

City of Stolen Magic is Nazneen's debut novel, being published by Puffin in June 2023. Puffin is the biggest children’s publisher globally, and is a loud, proud voice for the power of stories to spark imaginations. Puffin is an imprint of Penguin Random House.

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They have a range of free resources available as part of their Lit in Colour campaign with the Runnymede Trust, which aims to support schools to make the teaching and learning of English literature more inclusive of writers of colour.

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