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Week 1Can you match the technique to its description and example?      Technique                     Description          ...
Week 2When preparing a speech, you should choose a topic that you know a lot about.School issues are relevant and you coul...
Week 3Decide whether you are for or against the issue you have chosen and write a speechto be given in a lower school asse...
Week 4Complete the table below to help you plan your letter.What was being a teenager like for you?Think about your/friend...
Week 5                         Writing to ExplainYour aunt has two children, a boy and a girl, who are about to becometeen...
Use this planning sheet to help you write a letter to your head teacher:The school has decided to ban all TV’s within the ...
Rhetorical Questions:       Facts and Figures:Reported Speech:            Repetition:Emotive language:           Any thing...
Week 6                    Writing To Persuade1. Your Headteacher has decided not to spend any more money   on buying telev...
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Y8 Term 1 Composition and Comprehension

  1. 1. S A F UVG RVO 1
  2. 2. Week 1Can you match the technique to its description and example? Technique Description Example Saying nice things We all feel that… RHETORICAL about the reader to get Surely you can see… QUESTION them on your side. Hunting is evil, cruel and To present beliefs as if outdated. TRIPLES they are factual truths. Do it well, do it fast and do it now. To repeat an idea or Why would anyone want image three times, to hunt foxes with dogs? OPINION AS FACT usually in a slightly Isn’t the solution different way. obvious? A question designed to The fox is torn viciously make the reader think; apart by savage dogs. SUPERLATIVE doesn’t need an You too can be beautiful. answer. Adjective to imply the As you are the sort of EMOTIVE highest or lowest customer that LANGUAGE appreciates quality… quality. Refers to people to This is the best school in PRONOUNS identify the the area. reader/writer It is the worst book ever relationship. written. This is an excellent Words and phrases to school. FLATTERY make the reader feel Obviously, hunting is something. cruel. 2
  3. 3. Week 2When preparing a speech, you should choose a topic that you know a lot about.School issues are relevant and you could be said to be experts on such topics as youare affected by them every day.Choose one of the following topics to discuss with a partner. Choose one heading andtry to write down your thoughts about it in the box below.Uniform – for or against?Is school uniform a good thing or a bad thing? Should it be changed? How? HolidaysAre school holidays too long or too short? Should there be more or fewer schoolholidays? HomeworkIs homework an important part of school life or should it be banned? Why?Now fill in the following table with five bullet points for and five against the topicyou have chosen:FOR AGAINST 3
  4. 4. Week 3Decide whether you are for or against the issue you have chosen and write a speechto be given in a lower school assembly.Remember you are speaking to people your own age and try to keep them interestedby using questions and humour.Don’t use speech marks.Some ideas:  Hello year 8. I am here today to talk about homework …  How many times have you woken up and thought ‘Oh no, I really don’t want the holidays to end’?  Everybody knows that school uniform is a sensible option as it allows everyone to be equal.  I suggest that homework should be changed in the following ways…Write your speech here.Continue overleaf 4
  5. 5. Week 4Complete the table below to help you plan your letter.What was being a teenager like for you?Think about your/friend’s experiences…what should your aunt look out for inher own children?What are the main challenges about being a teenager?How can your aunt help support these challenges?What are the challenges she may face bringing up a teenager? (use your mum’sexperiences)What should she do about likely situations that are bound to arise?Final…supportive comment … 5
  6. 6. Week 5 Writing to ExplainYour aunt has two children, a boy and a girl, who are about to becometeenagers. She has asked you to explain to her, based on your ownexperience of being a teenager, what she should look out for as herchildren grow up, what you think are the main challenges of being andbringing up a teenager and what she should do about the likelysituations that might arise. Write a letter to her explaining these thingsand what you think she should do about typical situations that mightarise. Remember to: write a letter use language suitable to explain. 6
  7. 7. Use this planning sheet to help you write a letter to your head teacher:The school has decided to ban all TV’s within the school …..Opening statement….What you think about his decision…Argument 1: Why you need them …overall. How valuable they are to your learning /progress; Eng, Sci, Geo etcArgument 2: What you think will happen to your education if you don’t have TV’s inthe school? Think about all pupils within the school …. Who will suffer most?Argument 3: Teaching of the past / future.Try and suggest an alternative solution or compromise. 7
  8. 8. Rhetorical Questions: Facts and Figures:Reported Speech: Repetition:Emotive language: Any thing else: 8
  9. 9. Week 6 Writing To Persuade1. Your Headteacher has decided not to spend any more money on buying televisions for use in school classrooms. Write a letter persuading him or her that television plays a very important part in your education. 9

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