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AQA GCSE Unit 3b Guide to Creative Writing: Persuasive

Sarah Mellor | Thursday November 21, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Productive, Creative or Original Writing, Persuasive Writing, AQA English, Unit 3 Creative Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing

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The resources contained here are designed for students studying GCSE English (focused on the AQA ‘A’ Specification). The resources are designed specifically for students of Lower Ability and with specific Special Educational Needs. The exam boards’ only differentiation concession is to create a Higher and Foundation Tier paper each series; they do not specifically cater to students who struggle to access the basics in English – so, as teachers, we face a dilemma.

Do we stick to teaching only the basics, and then wonder why our lower ability students do less well in their exams; or do we teach them more specifically the vocabulary they need to know and how to use it effectively?

There are four PowerPoints in this unit:

  • Persuasive Writing - The Basics.pptx
  • Persuasive Writing - Additional Tasks.pptx
  • Persuasive Writing - Using SPAMO A FOREST.pptx
  • Persuasive Writing - Identifying AOs.pptx

These have also been designed to enable students with both visual stress and dyslexia to read the information more easily, and the information contained in the guide should be taught in conjunction with discussions and example creation.

Additional Resources

  • Persuasive Writing - The Basics.docx
  • Persuasive Writing - Additional Tasks.docx
  • Persuasive Writing - Using SPAMO A FOREST.docx
  • Using Persuasive Techniques.docx
  • Persuasive Writing Grid.docx
  • Persuasive Writing - Identifying AOs.docx
  • Controlled Assessment Plan.doc

How and When to Use the Resources in this Unit

  1. Start the unit with the students using Persuasive Writing – The Basics (PowerPoint or Word Doc).
  2. This will allow the students to begin to understand the different styles of account writing and how this type of writing is similar and yet different to narrative writing.
  3. Then introduce the Persuasive Writing - Additional Tasks (PowerPoint or Word Doc).
  4. As the CA is based on the students writing to persuade their audience to watch a specific...

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