Exam Dates- English
Monday 16th May 2011
Wednesday 18th May 2011
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
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
P-POINT Use P.E.T.E.R for H.O.W questions
P-POINT Your/you-Asking opinion- P.E.E.Z
Empathy questions require you to imagine you are a character in the text.
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.
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
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.