Writing to Describe - Lesson Format - IMPORTANT FOR GCSE

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Sec B - 16 Marker's
L.O. To be able to apply the skills
required for AO1 and AO2 to a 16
mark practice question.
To confidently use terminology to suit
different styles of writing
List 10 key terms you can confidently
use in Section B of the English exam
Make 2 examples for each of the
pieces of terminology you think you can

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Writing to (Inform/Explain/Describe)
Describe your experiences outdoors. (16
Remember to use ADVENTUROUS
Adjectives ­ You can't just write "wild"
each time you describe a noun
Think of MORE alternatives for Wild
Ferocious, brutish, undisciplined,
rough, outrageous, etc.
THINK Creatively ­ Write exactly
what you want to say ­ Remember, you
MUST keep your reader interested
whether the purpose is Writing to...
Grade C:
Your writing is well
controlled and you have a
good grasp of paragraphing.…read more

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Spellings are generally accurate and
punctuation is correct and routinely
You are starting to use more
ambitious punctuation like
: ; ... ( ) -
· Use a varied style making sure that
you are clear about your audience and
· Try to entertain and surprise the
reader with well chosen words ­ take a
few risks with
vocabulary, e.g. Jordan has a big
chest = Jordan is voluptuous,
curvaceous, siren-like,
scantily clad and sexy, pneumatic.…read more

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Use plenty of sentence variety,
begin your complex sentences with
subordinate clauses
and don't be scared to break up long
sentences with simple ones.
· Use colons to introduce lists of
quotes and try replacing `and' with a
semi-colon for
dramatic effect in writing to
Grade B:
Your writing is confident and
you understand how to
paragraph well ­ you may use
a mix of longer and shorter
Spellings are generally
accurate and basic
punctuation is correct and
routinely used.…read more

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You use more ambitious
punctuation like
: ; ... ( ) -
· Use a varied style making sure that
you are clear about your audience and
· Use a range of more ambitious
vocabulary throughout your writing.
And match your
style to the purpose of the writing.
· Use connectives within paragraphs to
develop your writing and help the
understand the direction of your
· Use plenty of sentence variety;
change the word order in your
sentences for added
impact.…read more

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Use semi colons in your extended
sentences, allowing you to build up
ideas and remain
clear, and use colons for dramatic
effect in writing to entertain, or
before a list or
quotation in other writing.…read more

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Punctuation is used
confidently for added impact
and is correct.
· Be experimental. Try to be original
in your writing tasks.
· Choose words that help the reader
visualise your ideas, extend and
develop them fully,
adopting different perspectives.
· Use a range of punctuation and
sentence variety, located in writing
that is structured
and linked within paragraphs.…read more

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Decide on your concept or argument
with the question you are asked:
1. Plan your paragraphs using bullet
2. Plan a brief introduction to
introduce your concept.
3. Write your answer.
4. Check through your answer.
5. Check through your answer again.…read more

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I stared. An unknown light glowed through the mist and
undulating masked figures hovered. I stared towards
the shimmering light, focusing. The light slowly
sharpened until the masks became faces of utter horror.
I closed my eyes hearing a chorus of animals all around
me. All birds are pretty when they sing.…read more

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The wind around me howled
like an angry dog. Sleet slatted my face. I searched for a
hollow, human heartbeat. I remembered my mum's
dead eyes. They looked like the alive ones that I once
saw look over the horizon. My head suddenly burst with
pain, I took a dive in to darkness. I didn't want to face it
anymore. I wanted to let go. I think of my mother.…read more


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