Knowledge Bank - Creative Teaching & Learning | KS5
How To Improve Older Students' Writing Skills
Its a fundamental mistake to assume that older children have learned to write effectively by the time they reach 16 and older. Often the underlying skills to effectively think through an argument and present it clearly, are missing. Even if a child has the logical and analytical skills structuring an essay is a taught skill. This knowledge Bank draws together some articles and resources which may help you scaffold effective essay writing and responding to extended exam questions.
Have you ever planned and structured an essay together as a class
How far can mind mapping and brainstorming techniques help?
Are there any common mistakes that show a systemic failure of teaching
Can you identify the problems; are they to do with underlying logic, not understanding paragraphs and grammar, not understanding the gnere and conventions of essay writing , not reading and understanding the question properly, not having an adequate knowledge of the subject
What would you do about each one of these
Can structured academic conversations help as a precursor to writing