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 Exam Dates- English

Monday 16th May 2011

Paper 1

Fiction

Wednesday 18th May 2011

Paper 2

Non-fiction

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Writing To describe

What The examiner is looking for!

  • A well structured, deatiled, description of an event/place.
  • Effective use of devices and vocab to explore the people and places, on both a large scale and a small scale
  • An appropiate choice of descriptive langauge
  • A well paragraphed, and sequenced peice
  • Varied sentence length and structure
  • A wide range of appropriate and ambitious vocab

NEVER SAY I

NEVER SAY I

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THIS IS 100% NOT A STORY!

How to structure your answer

  • Spend at least 5 minutes planning
  • START-set the general scene, E.G. bar, park. Draw your reader attention through using vivid imagery, and sensory language.
  • 2ND Zoom- Zoom in on one thing and describe detail. E.G. a person, a group of people etc. Use figurative language( E.G. metaphors,similes,personification) and good adjectives to show off descriptive skills.ADJECTIVES- Beautiful, Glamourous, Discusting. 
  • 3RD Zoom- Zoom out a little bit to describe that person in thier surroundings. (What a small section of the scene looks like, what people are doing.
  • LAST- Return to the overall scene, and end with an intresting detail ( E.G. the gig you have been waiting for, starts)

KEEP THIS SIMPLE- NOT A STORY- NEVER SAY I

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Reading fiction 

P-POINT                                                         Use P.E.T.E.R for H.O.W questions

E-EVIDENCE

T-TECHNIQUE

E-EFFECT

R-RESPONSE

P-POINT                                                         Your/you-Asking opinion- P.E.E.Z

E-EVIDENCE

E-EXPLINATION

Z-ZOOM

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EMPATHY QUESTIONS.

Empathy questions require you to imagine you are a character in the text.

E.G.

1. Imagine you are Mrs Banks. Write a diary entry to show you response to the events in the text.

2. Imagine you are Mrs Banks at the the end of the story. Write a letter to a friend explaining your thoughts and feelings abou the robbery.

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Writing to entertain

What the examiner is looking for!

  • An effective and well constructed plor
  • A consistent narrative voice (stick to one tense, and one point of view- 1ST/ 3RD)
  • Effective characteriasation (showing, not telling, and dont have too many characters)
  • A story that keeps the reader wanting to read on and finish the story.
  • A wide range of ambitious vocab
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BEGGING > MIDDLE > END

1. Be unusual or attention grabbing (A statement, a short sentence, straight into the action). Create a suitable mood, Introduce the main chararcter.

2. A PROBLEM / CONFLICT- Keep things moving in your main character should quickly face a problem, that they have to face and overcome!-- BUILD TENSION--

3. MIDDLE-- There should be a sense of rising action as your main character prepares to meet the climax of the story, near to the end of the narrative.

4.RESOLUTION-- Everything needs to be tied up. --THIS DOESNT MEAN IT HAS TO BE A HAPPY ENDING-- but it needs to leave your reader satisfied if there has been a point to reading your story.

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Comments

Charlyn

Thank you 

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