This thought-provoking and stimulating lesson enables students to create travel writing texts containing thoughtful and imaginative content, utilising planning techniques to add increasing depth to their writing. By the end of the lesson, students are able to understand which features should go into a travel writing piece, and use strategies to enable them to write in appropriate depth for the needs of purpose, audience, and form.
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 what travel writing is, and understand why it is an important and popular genre;
- Think beyond the obvious, noticing and describing subliminal and periphery features, in addition to those which they deem as most important and pressing;
- Consider how stimulus can be described using each of the different senses;
- Use a success criteria to analyse a model travel writing attempt, and to plan their own;
- Self/Peer assess travel writing attempts.
This resource pack includes:
- A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation;
- A clear and logical template to record descriptions during the sensory task;
-A well-structured success criteria/ planning template to aid students' creative attempts;
- A detailed lesson plan, complete with what the teacher and students should aim to achieve at each stage of the lesson.
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