Three lessons using an extract from Bill Bryson’s “Notes from a Big Country” on the theme of junk food. The lesson sequence is as follows:
- With a worksheet of devices, students learn the techniques that writers can use to create humour. They then identify these devices in the extract.
- The second lesson is transactional writing where students write an article to persuade their class mates to eat healthily in timed GCSE exam practice conditions.
- The third lesson is a feedback lesson after the articles have been marked. The folder includes a WAGOLL from a real GCSE student and exercises to help students make their conclusions more powerful.