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1 Can I identify writer’s effects? Can I use them in my own writing?

2 Last week we talked about synonyms - can you think of as many synonyms as you can for: POWER: Average – 3 Good - 4 Challenge – 5 or more?

3 Some words are STRONGER than others Strong Muscular Solid Tough Athletic Ripped Robust Which of these words is the MOST powerful? Which is the LEAST?

4 We are going to think about words about power – how writers create effect with language - have a go at this yourself Why? iGCSE and GCSE both include writing about writer’s effects

5 The falling wall As we read the text, think about Exciting? Soothing? Thrilling? Relaxing? Entertaining? Informative? Or something else? What is the effect on the reader?

6 In groups you have one section of the text to look at Key skill – select quotes Choose quotes that show POWER

7 Next – for the quotes that have been selected: Key skill – WRITE ABOUT WHY are these quotes effective? Hints - how does the writer use ADJECTIVES? METAPHORS NOUNS? ZOOM IN

8 WRITER’S EFFECTS Writers create effects by Using powerful language

9 Practice – using powerful language Corbin, Louise, Kyle You are going to be the three surviving firemen - read the text again to prepare to answer questions about your experience CHALLENGE – using strong language to explain the experience Everyone else You are going to be reporters and ask questions Everyone is to ask a question – prepare your question on the whiteboards

10 Practice – you are going to write your own article based on ‘The falling wall’ A huge fire engulfed council offices in Oxfordshire during a spate of suspected arson attacks involving gas canisters that badly damaged two other buildings. A man has been arrested over the three blazes, which also damaged a funeral parlour and a thatched cottage. A car ploughed into South Oxfordshire District Council's building in Crowmarsh Gifford, causing huge damage. Gas canisters were found at all three fire sites as well as the home of the 47-year-old suspect in Roke. Police said links between the three fires at the council building, the nearby funeral parlour and the cottage in Rokemarsh, were under investigation.

11 Practice – in pairs you are going to write your own article based on ‘The falling wall’ A huge fire engulfed council offices in Oxfordshire during a spate of suspected arson attacks involving gas canisters that badly damaged two other buildings. A man has been arrested over the three blazes, which also damaged a funeral parlour and a thatched cottage. A car ploughed into South Oxfordshire District Council's building in Crowmarsh Gifford, causing huge damage. Gas canisters were found at all three fire sites as well as the home of the 47-year-old suspect in Roke. Police said links between the three fires at the council building, the nearby funeral parlour and the cottage in Rokemarsh, were under investigation. Rules : it must be: 1. In the third person 2. Have at least six sentences 3. Use strong language for effect 4. Use facts (from the article and made up) 5. Use eye witness accounts

12 Practice – in pairs you are going to write your own article based on ‘The falling wall’ Swap: Did the paragraph use the rules opposite – write the number when you have seen the rule being used. Come up to the board and write down the strongest word or phrase your paragraph has used. Rules : it must be: 1. In the third person 2. Have at least six sentences 3. Use strong language for effect 4. Use facts (from the article and made up) 5. Use eye witness accounts


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