This session will explore how we support GCSE learners to read and write non-fiction. GCSE expects students to engage with ‘literary’ non-fiction – to read and analyse what are seen as ‘weightier’ texts. The session will, therefore, consider different ways of supporting learners to engage with texts they might find challenging.
When writing, students need to understand the varied ways in which texts are structured and they also need to be conditioned into ‘planning for success’. This session gives teachers an opportunity to explore how to teach these aspects.
By the end of this session you will be able to:
- Support learners to analyse non-fiction texts
- Support learners to write non-fiction texts
- Develop active personalised learning approaches
- Use research to develop your practice
Session 6 PowerPoint slides
Here is Claire’s facilitator PowerPoint presentation for session 6: