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  • ISBN:9781107526877
  • Format:Paperback
  • Subject(s):English Language
  • Author(s):Mike Ferguson, Martin Phillips
  • Available from: February 2015

A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the 2015 GCSE English Language qualifications.

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    Writing Workshops provide a practice-based approach to developing writing skills for GCSE English Language. Suitable for all specifications, this print Student Book will inspire students as writers at GCSE and beyond. The resource draws on DfE and NATE guidance and the authors’ experience in successfully running writing workshops at GCSE for many years. Each of the 17 units covers a different writing focus and builds to a specific outcome. See also our Writing Workshop print and digital pack which comprises of a print Student book, the enhanced digital edition and a free Teacher’s Resource.

  • Contents
    • Suitable for all GCSE specifications.

    • A practice-based approach to developing writing skills, with a specific focus and outcome.

    • Includes creative, narrative, descriptive and discursive writing tasks which build communication, organisation and accuracy skills.

    • Resources are suitable for all ability levels.

    • Teacher’s Resource available.

  • Author(s)
  • downloadable material
    • Introduction
    • 1. Word power
    • 2. Setting the scene
    • 3. This is how to organise writing. No it isn't.
    • 4. Lists in a sentence
    • 5. Lists of three
    • 6. The power of speech
    • 7. Banning words
    • 8. Don't stop the train 1
    • 9. Don't stop the train 2
    • 10. Language bites
    • 11. Pitching in
    • 12. Instruct and advise with style
    • 13. Create drama and suspense
    • 14. It was a dark and stormy sentence
    • 15. Pete can't speak, but you can
    • 16. In someone else's shoes
    • 17. Which side are you on?
    • Glossary
    • Acknowledgements

    Mike Ferguson

    Mike has been an English Teacher for 30 years in 11-–18 schools, with 18 years spent as Head of Department. He has written a number of educational publications and has contributed to various journals. Mike has also made contributions to Teachit and has written for a number of poetry publications

    Martin Phillips

    Martin taught English in 11-–18 schools and after a spell as a Vice Principal he moved into advisory work. Martin has also worked as an Ofsted Registered Inspector and ran his own consultancy focusing specifically on raising attainment in English. Working as the Director of the Digital Media Education Centre he produced over 30 books and DVDs supporting the teaching of English and Media Studies and has also written textbooks for major publishers.

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