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Interview: writing lesson

Discussion in 'English' started by sarahxcx, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Hello,
    I was wondering if anybody has some ideas.
    I have to teach a 30 minute writing lesson to a mixed ability year 3 class. The lesson has to be 'outstanding' in order for me to get to the formal interview stage.
    Thanks in advance to anybody that does not mind sharing ideas etc.
  2. Hiya

    I was in a similar situation - I did a quick revision of writing to describe, we looked at JK Rowling's description of the troll from the first HP book and the pupils demonstrated how she had used some good writing skills but not many, they then rewrote the description to make the writing more descriptive using techniques discussed.

    It worked really well, all the pupils showed progress because they had all identified areas for improvement in Rowling's writing and then were able to attempt their own writing in that context.

    Hope that makes sense.

  3. Hi
    I also think that a topic to which all can relate is good. In 30 mins you have no chance of teaching any formal grammar skills, so why not look at teaching some basic textual bulding blocks
    See http://manxman.ch/moodle2/course/view.php?id=4 or
    for a practical example.
    It works for me!

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