GCSE English: Write Four Things, List Four Things – Making  Paper 1 Question 1 in to a Competion

I wanted to focus on P1Q1 in a lesson but didn’t want to exhaust my limited amount of past papers - so I came up with this - get the students to write the paragraph themselves.

This lesson can be quite a lot of fun!

As well as covering Assessment Objective 1 (AO1) – “identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas” – it also covers some ground in terms of AO5 and AO6. These are where writing skills come to the fore – candidatess must communicate clearly, adapt to a certain tone and style and organise their ideas (not to mention sentence structures, spelling and punctuation…).

You can find an extensive guide on how I used it here:

The files are included in PowerPoin format and PDFs to suit your needs. I have also included a PP and PDF of the pictures on their own if you wish to display them. All pictures were ethically sourced under a Creative Commons license - so please keep the URL on the slides as the originators should be credited.

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Created: Dec 2, 2018

Updated: Jan 12, 2019

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