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1 Year 7 and 8 Summer Assessments When is the assessment?Year 7 – Between 1st-12th JuneYear 8 – Between 1st-12th JuneHow long is the assessment?You will sit two separate assessments:1 x 45 minute reading assessment1 x 45 minute writing assessment
2 Year 7 and 8 Summer Assessments What will I need to do in the reading assessment? You will be given two extracts to read.You will need to read the extracts and answer three questions.The extracts:Source A: 21st Century Non-fiction newspaper articleSource B: 19th Century Literary non-fiction articleBoth extracts are approximately 1 side of A4 in length.These are “unseen” – don’t worry,you are not expected to have seen them before.
3 Year 7 and 8 Summer Assessments What will I need to do in the reading assessment? The three questions:Question 1: This will be a true or false question based on Source A. You will be given seven brief statements and you need to identify the four statements which are true.Question 2: You will now be asked to refer only to Source B (the 19th century literary text). You will be asked ‘How does the writer use language to describe ________________? You should answer this question using PEE.Question 3: You will be asked to refer to the whole of Source A together with the whole of Source B. You will be asked to ‘Compare how the writers convey different experiences of ________________? You will be given a planning table which will help you answer the question. You should answer this question using PEECEEL
4 PEE Point – make a clear point which answers the question Evidence – use a quotation from the text that supports your point. Write it in quotation marks.Explain – explain what your evidence shows.Pick out key words and key techniques. Analyse the words as fully as possible. What do they show/suggest?Don’t forget to identify techniques used: simile, metaphor, connective, second person pronoun, superlative, comparative, etc
5 Comparison question - How to PEECEEL P – Make a clear, specific and concise (don’t waffle).Use correct termsEv – Short evidence that backs up your pointEx – CLEAR explanation of the effects of this feature. How/why has this feature been used?C - Similarly/Equally/Likewise ORContrastingly, In direct contrast, ConverselyL - One sentence – Both texts show… OR Whereas the girl described in source A is …., the girl described in source B is clearly …
6 Year 7 and 8 Summer Assessments What will I need to do in the writing assessment? You will be given a brief statement.You will be asked to ‘write a letter in which you persuade the audience for OR against the opinion expressed in the statement.You will be marked on:CONTENTCommunicated in a convincing wayUsed appropriate tone, style and registerUsed varied and ambitious vocabulary with a range of linguistic devicesORGANISATIONHighly structured and developed writingLinked paragraphs with a range of connectivesACCURACYFull range of punctuationUsed a variety of sentences (simple, compound and complex)Used Standard EnglishWriting and spelling is accurate
7 A F E S T O R lliteration/audience acts and figures Persuasive writing featuresAim to include these in your writing assessment!Alliteration/audienceacts and figurespinions (eye-witnesses, experts)hetorical questions/repetitionmotive languagetatistics/second person/superlativesriple emphasisFOREST
8 Year 7 and 8 Summer Assessments How can I revise?Complete all class and homework tasks to the best of your abilityRead non-fiction – magazines, newspapers, letters.Practise PEEing!Practise persuasive writing.
9 Year 7 and 8 Summer Assessment Quiz How many assessment do you have in total?What kind of assessments are they?How long is each assessment?When are your assessments?The reading assessmentHow many extracts will you be expected to read?What kind of extracts will they be?How many questions will you be expected to answer?What is the first question?What is the second question and how should you answer it?What is the third question and how should you answer it?The writing assessmentHow long is the writing assessment?What type of writing will you be asked to do?What techniques should you include?What are you being marked on?
10 Persuasive writing practice Many people believe that the way we dress is an important part of our identity. Write a letter to persuade your headteacher that either school uniform should be banned OR school uniform should remain.