AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 Q5 - Revise planning
One of my all-time favourite lessons to teach!

This hour long lesson can be used with any GCSE group as it all about them, they pretty much create this revision lesson! This is used at the end of a unit on question 5 for paper 2 (19th/20th-21st century non fiction) and tests pupils on their knowledge of question 5.

It requires pupils to create and devise their own question, in the style of question 5. This tests pupils knowledge of how the structure is constructed (tone, form, audience). Following them creating their own question they then take part in a carousel activity of speed planning, rather than speed dating! They are given a set amount of time (that is up to you as the teacher) and need to recognise the PAF of the question (created by a pupil in the group) and create device examples they can use in their answer and a structural plan - when their time is us then they swap/move on to the next question.

This is about how pupils need to revise planning at speed, as they will in their exam, for a variety of different forms, audiences, and tones.

Pupils really enjoyed and was a useful revision tool once they had used in lesson!

Thanks for looking!



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Created: Nov 26, 2017

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