Knowing the Purpose of a Text

Curriculum support5 minsFREE

Key takeaways
Understand the different types of reading for meaning.
Understand the purposes in non-fiction texts.
Understand the purposes in fiction texts.
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.

There are many different purposes that can be used in excite, to thrill, to unsettle, to persuade, to argue, to explore serious issues, and many more! This class will focus on knowing the purpose of a text so that students feel confident to read unfamiliar texts more critically. Students will gain a better understanding of different purposes and how to read for meaning. This class is great for students in Years 7 - 9 but would be a great refresher class for older students as well!

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in Years 7 - 9.

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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