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The Writer's Process: How to Write a Reflective Commentary for A Level AQA

This resource makes teaching commentaries suddenly seem pretty easy. Anyone teaching AQA Creative Writing should get a copy of this resource; it will save them hours of work! It gives clear and precise advice on how to do a commentary. Lots of examples and particular guidance. Excellent matching of the syllabus requirements. R Lodge, Head of English & Independent Reviewer

The notes, exercises and examples will help your students to develop the right tools for analysing their own writer’s process, to approach the reflective commentary with a clear grasp of what's required, an opportunity to gain confidence and to enjoy the process of reflecting on their own work.

  • How to approach the commentary for Units 2 and 4 and different ways into self-critiquing
  • Writing the commentary for prose fiction, poetry, dramatic scripts, radio drama, screenwriting and prose non-fiction
  • How to reference and how to construct the bibliography for Unit 4
  • Example Reflective Commentary

Drafting chart, reading log, quotation log, and commentary checklists all included.

  • Useful vocabulary and key terms for specified genres
  • Recommended reading list
  • Additional exercises on narrative and clichés