Descriptive Writing: Escaping Medusa's Lair!

Curriculum support20 mins£3

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Key takeaways
How to engage readers using sensory description
Re-visiting descriptive techniques
Understanding the ‘zooming-in’ method to structure descriptive writing
Kitan CoxHost: As an experienced secondary English teacher, I have taught GCSE and A-Level English (Language and Literature), Media Studies, Extended Project Qualification, Critical Thinking and Drama in a wide range of educational settings in London and Surrey (outstanding secondary schools, academies and a further education college). I am also been involved in motivating students through extracurricular activities inside and outside of school. Additionally, I have a certificate in Life Coaching.

A good grasp of descriptive writing is an important requirement in English and comes up at every stage. In this class, students will get an overview of how to structure a piece descriptive writing. Students will imagine that they are a hero who is escaping Medusa’s lair. Practising descriptive writing is fantastic way to add depth to your writing.  Students will add learn how to add various adjectives and ambitious vocabulary to make their writing stand out.  

Related Classes:If you enjoy descriptive writing, have a look at our Life Skills class on 'Building a Creative Writing Habit' and our Career Guidance classes on 'How to Become a Freelance Writer' and 'Getting a Book Published'.

Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for pupils in Years 7-8 or S1- S2, to learn some of the essential skills for descriptive writing.  This class is also useful for older students who need a refresher or higher ability younger pupils. 

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
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