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Non-fiction articles - GCSE English Language preparation

Discussion in 'English' started by danielmstanley, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. danielmstanley

    danielmstanley New commenter

    Hi,
    I'm starting a post to see whether we can collect fascinating / interesting / inspiring and well written non-fiction articles in one place. Many of us run out of articles and the past-papers are boring (in the opinion of kids I teach as well as myself).

    Ideally, these articles should be online, and therefore easily accessible.

    I'll start with this article I found on New Scientist the other day, which also has a video to support it. I tried it with my year 11s and they loved it:

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20993-zoologger-slime-killer-hagfish-feasts-in-rotten-flesh.html

    Happy Christmas,
    Dan
     
  2. danielmstanley

    danielmstanley New commenter

    Hi,
    I'm starting a post to see whether we can collect fascinating / interesting / inspiring and well written non-fiction articles in one place. Many of us run out of articles and the past-papers are boring (in the opinion of kids I teach as well as myself).

    Ideally, these articles should be online, and therefore easily accessible.

    I'll start with this article I found on New Scientist the other day, which also has a video to support it. I tried it with my year 11s and they loved it:

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20993-zoologger-slime-killer-hagfish-feasts-in-rotten-flesh.html

    Happy Christmas,
    Dan
     
  3. This article is fascinating /interesting although quite brief. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/08/polar-bear-eats-cub-cannibalism_n_1136428.html
     
  4. To go with the ginger article is the Tim Minchin song - I don't know what it's really called but you can search for ginger song on youtube and it will appear. There might be a bit of swearing in it(?) but it would complement that article very well.
     
  5. Was going to post something similar to this but thought I might ressurect this post instead - any ideas anyone?
     
  6. What a brilliant idea, I will be using this with my year 11 ! I will let you know how it goes. [​IMG]
     

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