Writing a Review. GCSE English Language. 1-9. A02 & A05
A full lesson detailing to pupils how to identify the features of a review (linguistic and format) and recreate these in a writing task, based on the Edexcel English Language exam. Suitable for KS3 classes and KS4.

A recently observed Ofsted 'Outstanding' lesson, with a clear presentation and attached worksheets.
Suitable for all exam boards but designed for Edexcel English Language Specification (also attached) and grade boundaries from 3-6, which can be altered easily to accommodate HA or LA pupils.

The lesson contains a think, pair, share starter. The main activity consists of a pupil led analysis of a review (designed to cover a range of language and structural features), an original writing task and finally the plenary consists of a peer assessment task (worksheet for this is attached). The entire lesson is pupil-led, containing fast-paced, engaging tasks.

Learning objectives.
A05:
LO1: Communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, selecting and adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences.

LO2: Organise information and ideas, using structural and grammatical features to support coherence and cohesion of texts.
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Created: Mar 2, 2017

Updated: Mar 1, 2019

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