yr11 revision 13/3/08

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  • 1. Objectives:
    • To understand how to write to argue effectively
    • To be able to understand and then use some key features of this writing purpose
  • 2. GCSE Eng/Eng Lit COURSEWORK EXAMS Original Writing Media Shakespeare 20 th Century Drama (play) Prose Study (Novel) 3 Speaking & Listening Assessments Eng Paper1 Sec A: Questions on Non Fiction & Media texts Sec B: Writing to Argue Persuade or Advise Eng Paper 2 Sec A: Other Cultures Poetry Sec B: Writing Inf/Ex/Descr Lit Paper: ‘Of Mice & Men ’ And Poetry (Heaney & Clarke) Lang: 40% Lit:30% Lang:60% Lit:70% S K I L L S 20% of the 40%
  • 3. Assessment Objectives:
    • Communicate clearly and imaginatively, adapting your writing for different audiences and purposes
    • Organise ideas into sentences, paragraphs and whole texts using a variety of language choices and structural features
    • Use a range of sentence structures effectively, with accurate spelling and punctuation
  • 4. AQA Advice:
    • Aim to write no more than 2 sides
    • Clearly identify Audience & Purpose
    • Write a clear plan
    • Identify Form of writing
    • Create a palette of key words/phrases
    • Sequence ideas incorporating discourse markers
    • Write for no more than 35 of the 45 minutes
    • Check your writing in light of AO3 (iii)
  • 5. First Brainstorm: TECHNIQUES USED IN AND FEATURES OF WRITING TO ARGUE
  • 6. Example Text 1:
  • 7. Task: Highlight/ underline any techniques and features you notice. Try and explain the effect…
  • 8. Techniques/features:
    • Use of ‘I’ and present tense adds to believability and immediacy of argument
    • States opinion clearly
    • Alternate views considered
    • Criticisms polite but convincing
    • Connectives used to help structure argument
    • Rhetorical questions: to involve reader; to discredit other opinion
    • Powers of 3
    • Imperatives used to emphasise point
    • Conclusion sums up key points
    • Metaphor adds strength to the argument
  • 9. Example Text 2:
  • 10. Task: Any other techniques/ features to identify? Remember the effect…
  • 11. Techniques/ features:
    • Technical/ specialist vocabulary
    • Comparisons with original movie(s)
    • Some informal language (colloquialisms) are appropriate here
    • Rhetorical question stresses superiority of original ‘Alien’
    • Use of humour (sarcasm; dry wit)
    • Strong adjectives and verbs convey negativity
  • 12.  
  • 13. PLANNING!!!
  • 14. Let’s look at a sample question… … then try some effective planning…
  • 15. Sample Question: WRITE A LETTER TO YOUR LOCAL MP, WHERE YOU ARGUE IN FAVOUR OF A NEW YOUTH CENTRE BEING BUILT IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD.
  • 16. Stage One:
    • Show you clearly understand your audience, purpose and form
    • Make some brief notes on these…
  • 17. Stage Two:
    • A palette of useful words and phrases
    • These will be technical terms, connectives, descriptive words, etc…
    • Start to devise your palette – refer to the example…
  • 18. Example palette: I feel strongly However It is important to Delinquency Anti-social behaviour Furthermore ASBO
  • 19. Stage Three:
    • Structural planning
    • This can be a flow diagram
    • Or, it could be similar to a mind map or brainstorm (with numbers added to show the order)
    • This will show the flow of your paragraphs…
  • 20. Stage Four:
    • The actual writing!
    • I want the first 2 paragraphs
    • Remember the features we identified
    • Use the model texts to help you
    • 10 minutes…
  • 21. FEEDBACK!