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1 Responding to Stimulus

2 QCS Writing prompts Collage style- that means visual and textual images and words collected together in a seemingly random manner. However, on closer examination, they may have a clear and common THEME. Collage style- that means visual and textual images and words collected together in a seemingly random manner. However, on closer examination, they may have a clear and common THEME. From this central theme comes associated ideas that link clearly to the theme. From this central theme comes associated ideas that link clearly to the theme.

3 Simple Collage Theme: women’s shoes or footwear Theme: women’s shoes or footwear Associated ideas: Colour, variety, protection, identity, choice, decoration, versatility Associated ideas: Colour, variety, protection, identity, choice, decoration, versatility

4 Analyse this Theme:Ideas:

5 Collage plus theme word Theme: Big world Theme: Big world Ideas: Ideas:

6 Work out Theme and ideas

7 Choose a prompt When Sharon opened the door of the closet, she could not see her clothes, but a beautiful forest. When Sharon opened the door of the closet, she could not see her clothes, but a beautiful forest. The whole family sat down for the picnic, and the bear sat down with them. The whole family sat down for the picnic, and the bear sat down with them. Write 200 words on the life of a mosquito. Write 200 words on the life of a mosquito.

8 Write a text that includes this clause: "This pendant is the only way that you can enter..." Write a text that includes this clause: "This pendant is the only way that you can enter..." A spaceship stumbles onto a planet full of aliens that look like flowers. A spaceship stumbles onto a planet full of aliens that look like flowers. The new house owner discovers an old photograph in the attic. The new house owner discovers an old photograph in the attic. Gretchen has lied to save her friend from trouble. Now she is in more trouble because she has to keep lying to continue the story that she has told. When will her troubles end? Gretchen has lied to save her friend from trouble. Now she is in more trouble because she has to keep lying to continue the story that she has told. When will her troubles end?

9 A beggar has won a million dollars in a lottery. Write about the thoughts that emerge inside his mind and the behaviour of the people around him before he goes and takes the money. A beggar has won a million dollars in a lottery. Write about the thoughts that emerge inside his mind and the behaviour of the people around him before he goes and takes the money. A group of students stumble upon a cave when they drift off from the other students while on a picnic in the forest A group of students stumble upon a cave when they drift off from the other students while on a picnic in the forest Police Officer McCarthy finds a dead body. There are no clues except for an elaborate gold key lying beside the body. Police Officer McCarthy finds a dead body. There are no clues except for an elaborate gold key lying beside the body.

10 poltergeist. rumrunner. easy does it fancy. missing pieces. jigsaw stinging complaint. fraudulent. Jurassic escapist. precious. bedtime prayers

11 A (strongly) suggested approach... Perusal, 10 minutes Open paper, mop brow, breathe deeply; Open paper, mop brow, breathe deeply; Identify the key theme - this provides you with the lens through which you will read the stimuli; Identify the key theme - this provides you with the lens through which you will read the stimuli; Systematically engage with each piece of stimulus material. Discipline yourself to look at each piece in a careful and considered manner. Systematically engage with each piece of stimulus material. Discipline yourself to look at each piece in a careful and considered manner. Allow yourself to react to each piece of stimulus. What ideas occur to you? How well do these connect to the central theme? What genres would suit your ideas and do these marry with your strengths? Allow yourself to react to each piece of stimulus. What ideas occur to you? How well do these connect to the central theme? What genres would suit your ideas and do these marry with your strengths? If you have an idea for a response, allow yourself some time to let it develop - associate ideas, visualise scenes, consider its direction. If you have an idea for a response, allow yourself some time to let it develop - associate ideas, visualise scenes, consider its direction.

12 looseleaf paper. sundried. dishevelled agnostic. furtive toe-tapping. unguents stippled. incessant. string of pearls quadrilateral failure. supine. Zanzibar

13 photogravure. poetic astrology.breadcrumbs midwinter chrysalis. giddy. retrospective deregulate. ulcerous. inoperable delight addictive. intemperate brilliance. gizmo

14 grievous. overproduce. synthetic astronaut disembodied. fantailed nightwalker. AWOL unconfirmed invisibility. fretting. instrumental zealot. workable. ferociously pretty

15 rugged. validated parking. homeschooled unpredictably polished. sassafras. lapping someplace. moonshine. agitated governess cyanide. compelling harpy. snuff

16 licensed. eyeopening. spherical nobody salmonella. preseason boxer. saint possible wife. twittery. self destruct transfixed. farsighted. sacrificial bliss

17 roundtrip. refractive. courageous introvert deregulate. swaggering lifeguard. libretto scatterbrained. Tasmanian. diminutive icebreaker. copy. overexpanded Adonis

18 universal password. penniless. repelled carnation. mercurial arsonist. moccasin unbeliever. flapjack. passionflower homeland troubadour. tightfitting. anaemia

19 Writing Phase minutes to go! First 20 minutes - Brainstorming jot down ideas you came up with during perusal; jot down ideas you came up with during perusal; write down every idea you can think of (character profile, names, plot development, descriptive words and phrases, lines of argument, facts and figures etc.) associated with your planned response; write down every idea you can think of (character profile, names, plot development, descriptive words and phrases, lines of argument, facts and figures etc.) associated with your planned response; decide which idea works best for you; decide which idea works best for you; ensure your planned response links clearly to the theme and the stimulus piece; ensure your planned response links clearly to the theme and the stimulus piece; jot down the generic structure of your planned response jot down the generic structure of your planned response Aim to have decided what your response will be by the end of this time. Aim to have decided what your response will be by the end of this time.

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22 Writing Phase minutes to go! Next 60 minutes - Detailed planning and drafting Spend about 20 minutes writing a detailed plan of your response - the more detailed the better; use your brainstorming and organise your thoughts into sequence. Using headings can be helpful at this point. DO NOT go on until you know exactly how your response will end. Spend about 20 minutes writing a detailed plan of your response - the more detailed the better; use your brainstorming and organise your thoughts into sequence. Using headings can be helpful at this point. DO NOT go on until you know exactly how your response will end. Write detailed notes in each section that clearly show how your response will progress. Depending on the genre, this could include dialogue, description, evidence etc. Write detailed notes in each section that clearly show how your response will progress. Depending on the genre, this could include dialogue, description, evidence etc.

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25 Writing Phase - 80 minutes to go! Spend the next 40 minutes writing a draft of your response. Spend the next 40 minutes writing a draft of your response. Allocate the last 10 minutes of this to proofreading your work. Look for: Allocate the last 10 minutes of this to proofreading your work. Look for: logical progression and flow of ideas logical progression and flow of ideas spelling errors spelling errors clumsy expression clumsy expression sentence and paragraph length sentence and paragraph length variety of sentence structures for effect variety of sentence structures for effect appropriate tone and language choice for genre appropriate tone and language choice for genre

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28 Writing Phase - 40 minutes to go! Last 40 minutes - Final Version Write this neatly in your response book Write this neatly in your response book Watch paragraphing, punctuation, spelling Watch paragraphing, punctuation, spelling Leave some time to proofread carefully for errors in syntax, grammar, spelling and punctuation; Leave some time to proofread carefully for errors in syntax, grammar, spelling and punctuation; Ensure your work has a title (whatever the genre); Ensure your work has a title (whatever the genre); Exhale, stretch dramatically, attempt to rub crease from brow. Exhale, stretch dramatically, attempt to rub crease from brow.

29 Someone is not who they're pretending to be. One is a breeder of cockapoos. cockapoos One of them hates someone in the group. The accountant pines to be a cabaret singer. There has been a betrayal. In one's wallet is a picture of every cat they've ever owned. One has been known to photocopy their butt and leave it in the copy tray. Two are related but only one knows it. Though one of the others also knows. There is a love triangle and unrequited love but not the way you might think. In the suitcase of one are items from all but one of the others' suitcases. (The group is before Al Khazneh in Jordan, the site of Indiana Jones and Al KhaznehIndiana Jones andAl KhaznehIndiana Jones and the Last Crusadethe Last Crusade. Feel free to use that or ignore it.) the Last Crusade The photographer and the woman in the background to the left may or may not be part of the group.

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31 Last thoughts… Support one another Support one another Work with the process of preparing for the writing task Work with the process of preparing for the writing task Conquer it and develop a plan to manage the task Conquer it and develop a plan to manage the task No luck needed – you make your own good fortune through diligence & preparation No luck needed – you make your own good fortune through diligence & preparation Prepare yourself mentally and physically Prepare yourself mentally and physically

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