Each power point presentation will focus on a certain topic or subject and include a photographic "story", model paragraphs, points to debate, planning ideas, sentence starters and specific criteria to impress. Suitable for ks3 and ks4. Some of the ppts may be "gender specific" but experience has shown that they work with mixed gender classes! Each ppt can be taught over two or three lessons. * Make sure your students read their work out, share their descriptions and observations and please ensure they..."avoid clichés like the plague." (ALL images, model paragraphs and sentence starters are the author's own.)
1) A day in the motorbike workshop.
2) Match day at a premiership game.
3) The building site.
4) The English countryside at its best.
Want an idea for a starter? Select an exciting image (landscapes work well) and describe it to your students - who have to draw said image without asking any questions - of course the drawing produced will not really reflect the image chosen...the lesson being that the students appreciate the value of writing to describe in specific detail. Teach them to be exact with their adjectives, imagery, literary techniques used, oh, and their adverbs...