How to use Figurative Language

Curriculum support20 mins£2.50

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Key takeaways
Looking at what makes figurative language effective in examples
Applying this to creative writing tasks
Evaluating which (exemplar) responses were the most effective and why
Eleanor Fairbank AngusHost: Eleanor is an English teacher specialising in KS3 and KS4 Literature and Language based in London. She completed her teacher training at the Institute of Education in 2016 and has been working in London schools ever since.

Understanding what makes a good piece of creative writing helps guide you in creating better work yourself.

In this class, students will look at examples of figurative language (metaphor, simile, personification) used effectively in creative writing and pick apart what it is that makes it work. They will then apply this knowledge to an example English Language creative writing task.

This class considered theory as well as practical application of the learned knowledge to ensure students have a comprehensive understanding of the topic and are able to apply it to future exam or teacher assessments. 


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This class is suitable for all students, especially those in Years 10-11 or S4-S5.

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Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

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