Inference: Reading for implied meaning. Edexcel 1-9 English Language GCSE A01/ A02
A full lesson outlining how to investigate the denotation and connotation of imagery and structure.
The lesson involves a group starter task identifying the connotations of colours. They then complete a series of individual comprehension questions which aim to promote pupils' confidence and ability identifying the connotation or the writer's choice of words, before a peer assessment task.Pupils have GCSE 1-9 criteria to assess their work. There is also a homework task (or extension task) to encourage further development.

A punchy, well paced lesson which gets pupils doing the work not you!
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Created: Feb 9, 2017

Updated: Mar 1, 2019

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