This engaging and stimulating lesson enables students to create travel writing texts containing appropriate and imaginative language choices, utilising a range of different language techniques with subtlety in order to craft vivid and thought-provoking writing. In particular, students learn how the subtle use of varied verbs, adverbs, and adjectives, in addition to descriptive devices such as similes, metaphors, and personification, can help to create truly authentic and descriptive travel writing pieces.
The lesson follows a clear, logical, bite-size learning journey, which guides students towards differentiated learning objectives. Over the course of this journey, they become able to:
- Define and identify verbs, adverbs, and adjectives, and understand the effects of varying these basic sentence building blocks;
- Employ appropriate and imaginative verbs, adverbs, and adjectives to describe a range of travel images;
- Understand and analyse how more advanced descriptive devices (similes, metaphors, personification, alliteration, and assonance) influence the effect of writing;
- Analyse a model travel writing attempt in relation to language features, before creating their own;
- Self/Peer assess travel writing attempts.
This resource pack includes:
- A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation;
- An interesting and ambitious travel writing extract (with a highlighted version for teachers):
-A logical and challenging worksheet, encouraging students to identify and analyse;
- A detailed lesson plan, complete with what the teacher and students should aim to achieve at each stage of the lesson.
All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint.