KS3 SOW  - Non Fiction Writing - 21 lessons with ppts, resources, an assessment and key words list.
A 21 Lesson SOW that explores both autobiographies, biographies and other non-fiction writing (by everyone from Maya Angelou to Hitler's nephew, to name a couple). By the end of this SOW, students should learn to write biographies, blogs and letters, having analysed a variety of non-fiction writing. It is very much a 'reading for writing' SOW, to increase their knowledge of different writing styles.
This SOW was planned for Year 9 but is scaffolded for mixed-ability classes and has activities for those working on a 4a-7a. The whole SOW was created during my 'over planning' phase, so it has all kinds of differentiated activities.

All lessons are designed as 55 minute lessons. All lesson ppts start with a slide breaking down the activities by the recommended time, in order to complete the lesson.

The resources are provided as pdfs (because they print better) and as word documents, so that you can adjust them if necessary.
All slides contain a ridiculous amount of colours and images, in order to make everything accessible for a variety of learners. (I am fairly fanatical about lessons being visually appealing, as well as covering interesting topics.)

There is a 'Key Words' sheet with basic words students must be aware of and, in lesson 10, a key vocabulary sheet with 60 words for ambitious students.

There is also a lesson map, so you can quickly keep track of which lesson you are on, the main skills that they are working on and it has some key questions to ask students during the lesson.
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  • Non-Fiction-Writing-Skills-Map-2016.docx
  • Lesson-0---Expectations-and-The-Origin-of-You.pptx
  • Lesson-0---Term-3---Writing-Skills-for-the-Unit.pdf
  • Lesson-1---Introducing-Mary.pptx
  • Lesson-1---Mary-Shelley-Biography.pdf
  • Lesson-1---Summary-Tips.pdf
  • Lesson-2---Only-print-p7-9-and-18-19.pdf
  • Lesson-2---Stick-to-the-Facts.pptx
  • Lesson-3---Let-s-be-egocentric.pptx
  • Lesson-4---My-Precious-criteria.pdf
  • Lesson-4---My-Precious.pptx
  • Lesson-5---My-Family-and-Other-Animals---Scaffold.pdf
  • Lesson-5---My-Family-and-Other-Animals.pptx
  • Lesson-5---Print-p5-only.pdf
  • Lesson-6---I-Know-Why-the-Caged-Bird-Sings---Questions.pdf
  • Lesson-6---I-Know-Why-the-Caged-Bird-Sings---Skills.pdf
  • Lesson-6---I-Know-Why-the-Caged-Bird-Sings.pptx
  • Lesson-6---Print-p5-of-the-pdf-only.pdf
  • Lesson-7---A-Diary-of-a-Young-Girl-extracts.pdf
  • Lesson-7---Reverse-Narcissism.pptx
  • Lesson-7---The-Diary-Of-A-Young-Girl---Anne-Frank.pdf
  • Lesson-8---An-Infection-of-the-Mind.pptx
  • Lesson-9---Artwork.pdf
  • Lesson-9---Walk-This-Way.pptx
  • Lesson-11---Job-Application-cover-letters.pdf
  • Lesson-11---Job-Application-resources.pdf
  • Lesson-11---Mind-The-Gap.pptx
  • Lesson-12---Good-Company.pptx
  • Lesson-12---Interview-Scoring.pdf
  • Lesson-13---Job-Rejection---Carnival-information.pdf
  • Lesson-13---Job-Rejection---Discourse-markers.pdf
  • Lesson-13---To-Be-Nice.pptx
  • Lesson-14---Adverbial-phrases.pdf
  • Lesson-14---Our-Open-Road.pdf
  • Lesson-14---Our-Open-Road.pptx
  • Lesson-15---Your-Open-Road.pptx
  • Lesson-16---Analysing-Blog-Entries.pdf
  • Lesson-16---Bloodbath-at-the-Bentota-Fish-Market.pdf
  • Lesson-16---Our-morning-routine.pdf
  • Lesson-16---The-Good--The-Bad-and-The-Informative.pptx
  • Lesson-16---The-Sun-Offers-No-Wisdom.pdf
  • Lesson-16---Why-You-Should-Keep-a-Journal.pdf
  • Lesson-17---Decadent-Hot-Chocolate.pptx
  • Lesson-17---Smitten-Kitchen---decadent-hot-chocolate-mix.pdf
  • Lesson-18---Figurative-Language-Boot-Camp.pptx
  • Lesson-19---Assessment-Prep---Planning-Sheet.pdf
  • Lesson-19---Assessment-Prep.pptx
  • Lesson-20---Assessment-Slide.pptx
  • Lesson-0---Term-3---Writing-Skills-for-the-Unit.docx
  • Lesson-1---Summary-Tips.docx
  • Lesson-4---Mine-criteria.docx
  • Lesson-5---My-Family-and-Other-Animals---Scaffold.docx
  • Lesson-6---I-Know-Why-the-Caged-Bird-Sings---Questions.docx
  • Lesson-6---I-Know-Why-the-Caged-Bird-Sings---Skills.docx
  • Lesson-7---A-Diary-of-a-Young-Girl-extracts.docx
  • Lesson-9---Artwork.docx
  • Lesson-10---Hitler's-nephew's-letter.docx
  • Lesson-10---Letter-Vocabulary.docx
  • Lesson-11---Job-Application-cover-letters.docx
  • Lesson-11---Job-Application-resources.docx
  • Lesson-12---Interview-Scoring.docx
  • Lesson-13---Job-Rejection---Carnival-information.docx
  • Lesson-13---Job-Rejection---Discourse-markers.docx
  • Lesson-14---Adverb-phrases.docx
  • Lesson-14---Open-Road-blog.docx
  • Lesson-16---Analysing-Blog-Entries.docx
  • Lesson-16---Bloodbath-at-the-Bentota-Fish-Market.docx
  • Lesson-16---Our-morning-routine.docx
  • Lesson-16---The-Sun-Offers-No-Wisdom.docx
  • Lesson-16---Why-You-Should-Keep-a-Journal.docx
  • Lesson-17---Smitten-Kitchen---decadent-hot-chocolate-mix.docx
  • Lesson-19---Assessment-Prep---Planning-Sheet.docx
  • Term-3---Writing-Assessment-Feedback-Sheet.docx
  • Non-Fiction-Writing---Key-Words.docx

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Created: Dec 1, 2016

Updated: Feb 8, 2018

Lesson plan

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Non-Fiction-Writing-Skills-Map-2016

Whole lesson

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Lesson-0---Expectations-and-The-Origin-of-You

Assessment

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Lesson-0---Term-3---Writing-Skills-for-the-Unit

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