Descriptive Writing: Victorian London

Curriculum support20 minsFREE

Key takeaways
How to engage readers using sensory description.
Using descriptive techniques.
Understanding the ‘drop-zoom-flash-echo’ method in order 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.

What paints a better picture: "walking" or "striding"? Descriptive writing can make all the difference! In this class, students will be given an overview of how to write descriptively for a specific descriptive writing assignment: ‘Describe a street in Victorian London.’ They will also be shown how to use a range of descriptive techniques as well as how to adopt an effective structure to engage and entertain readers. This class is great for students in Year 9 or above who want to improve their writing!

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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 students in Year 9/ S3 or above.

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.
What to expect:
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