Non-fiction and Creative Writing Teaching Toolkits for GCSE English Language
GCSE 9–1 specs
Pick up and teach these inspiring and engaging scheme of works with clearly structured lesson plans and worksheets for teaching the fiction and non-fiction writing sections of the GCSE English Language exams. Reduce planning time and foster a love of writing in teachers and students alike!
Highly useful... Makes creative writing enjoyable and offers great strategies for helping students generate ideas... Will help students develop the skills and know-how to write fiction for publishing and for performing well in exams
Each lesson includes:
✪ Lesson Plans ✪ Starters ✪ Main Tasks ✪ Extension Tasks ✪ Plenaries ✪ Homeworks
- Everything you need – all resources provided, including a teacher’s manual with detailed exam and AO information, and useful tips and guidance on providing constructive criticism, running effective workshop-style lessons and motivating students
- Fun and varied activities – from free writing to film reviews
- Adapt by ability – extension tasks and differentiated homeworks enable you to mix and match your teaching to suit all students
- Exam preparation! – put learning into practice with exam-style question bank!
Plus! Full indicative content for easy marking
Excellent... I could confidently give this to a member of my department and know they have got lessons that will well prepare the students for their examination
|Creative Writing||① Character ② Setting ③ Plot and Structure ④ Narrative Perspective ⑤ Genre ⑥ Writing Descriptively ⑦ Dialogue|
|Non-fiction Writing||① Letters ② Speeches ③ Reports and Essays ④ Autobiographies and Travel Writing ⑤ Articles ⑥ Reviews|
What do teachers say about this resource? (7881)
The range of tasks for writing [is] excellent... would really get students thinking... [I particularly like] the variety of ideas and suggestions before the worksheets are introduced; it is easy to forget such things when in the thick of exam prep, so these provide great scope to get students' interest. I also like the way sentence form / SPaG is embedded without it being a separate element, so students can see directly the impact of experimenting with different parts of it... Lots of options to adapt/use with different levels of ability.
Allow[s] pupils to build up and develop skills... Pulls together a lot of information into one place.
Gives lots of ideas into the different types of writing students may have to face, allowing them to get to know the different genres of non-fiction... Ideas for letters are good and echo the SAMs... I would dip into it for worksheet-based cover work...
What do teachers say about this resource? (7880)
An excellent resource – the level of detail means that you would be able to differentiate the tasks based on the students that you had in front of you... I particularly liked the setting section – the idea of creating Alternative Histories was very interesting... This is a perfect resource for a non-specialist/NQT as the lesson plans / resources mean you could 'off the shelf' teach it. ...this could be exactly what inexperienced teachers are looking for. The tone and pitch of the pack suggest that teachers would gain a lot from this... I could confidently give this to a member of my department and know they have got lessons that will well prepare the students for their examination.
Highly useful for teaching creative writing... I can see the activities generating great material for writing... This resource makes creative writing enjoyable and offers great strategies for helping students generate ideas. I also feel that the lessons and strategies will help students develop the skills and know-how to write fiction for publishing and for performing well in exams.
[This resource] has a lot of educational value as it has many useful activities to help students to develop their creative writing skills... [It is] geared towards the requirements of the new GCSE specs... The ‘Inspiration and Games’ section has some very useful ideas for general starters... I like the idea of using this either as a SoW or as stand-alone lessons – a dipping-in resource.
- Section B
- Transactional Writing
- GCSE 9-1 WJEC English Language
- GCSE 9-1 Edexcel English Language
- Paper 1
- Exploring Effects and Impact
- Fiction and Imaginative Writing
- Writing Imaginatively and Creatively
- Imaginative Writing
- Writing for Audience
- Impact and Purpose
- Creative Prose Writing
- Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing
- Narration and Exposition
- GCSE English Language
- Creative Writing
- GCSE 9-1 AQA English Language
- GCSE 9-1 OCR English Language
- GCSE 9-1 Eduqas English Language
- Paper 2: Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives
- Component 1: Communicating information and ideas
- Component 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing
- Component 2: 19th and 21st Century Non -fiction Reading and Transactional/Persuasive Writing
- Teaching Pack
- Lesson Plans
- Scheme of Work