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Unit Overview: Language Skills - Fiction - Reading

For next step we recommend the unit: Language Skills - Non-Fiction - Reading.

For next step we recommend the unit: Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid.

Lessons:

4 lessons

Approaching unseen fiction texts

In this lesson, we will look at Freytag's Narrative Pyramid and the idea of 'Four conflicts in Literature' as ways of reading unseen fiction extracts. You will then have an opportunity to try out these ideas by applying this learning to an unseen fiction extract from H G Wells' 'The Time Machine'.

  • 1 Quiz
  • 24m Video
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Considering structural choices

In this lesson, we will be looking at how to examine structural features. We will establish some key techniques writers use and the subject terminology you will need to help you explain your understanding of the text. We will return to our reading of our extract from 'The Time Machine' by H G Wells and build on our reading strategy of breaking the text down into first / next / then / finally which is designed to help us move onto our structural analysis. Today, we will be working with a planning frame; we will break this down and look at how to complete this together.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 22m Video
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Analysing the writer's use of language

In this lesson, we will be looking more closely at a passage from H G Wells' 'The Time Machine' and examining the writer's methods. We will look at how to respond to an analysis question; we will identify the focus of the question, select relevant 'rich' evidence and think about the importance of linking our selections. We will then look at a writing frame to support us in writing up our ideas before checking our responses and assessing our progress against a model answer.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 26m Video
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Developing a personal response

In this lesson, we will be looking at how to develop our personal response to an evaluative question on 'The Time Machine'. We will start with a planning tool to help us unpick the question and explore our ideas. We will then sequence our material before undertaking a slow write response, working systematically through our plan together.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 17m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript