WRITING IN THE STYLE OF THE PAST / HOW WORDS CHANGE
Designed to support a school trip to Isle of Wight Steam Railway
ENGLISH Key Stage 3
Variants: Low Ability students | Mid Ability students
Writing in the style of the past
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This is an English writing composition task that enables students to practise their writing skills, specifically to write in the style of another text.
The task links to the students’ visit to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway and is relevant to students in key stages 2 and 3. This task links the visit with core English writing skills and allows students the opportunity to look at peripheral texts that link to the history of the railways.
This task can be introduced post-visit as a peripheral or follow-up task that links to the history of the Isle of Wight railway whilst engaging students in literacy-based aspects.
Key Skills Practised
Understanding texts in their original context
Writing in the style of another text
Using new or unfamiliar vocabulary
Writing for audience and purpose
Students could do some research into the history of the Isle of Wight Railways to help with contextual knowledge and understanding.
During the Visit
Students could be noting down language that to them is old fashioned or no longer in use.
Completion of the Writing - composition resource/s linked to this document
Students will be able to demonstrate their crafting skills; they will be able to practise writing a coherent and relevant response to the task, writing in the style of the past.
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