A very nice short post from Durrington High School in West Sussex and their excellent blog. Note the similarities in the writing frameworks used here with our ‘Thinking Wall@ templates which encourage a similar approach. Great stuff.
The fifteen minute forum was led tonight by Harriet Schuler – our Deputy Leader in Science.
Our science department have been developing ways in which they can support students with their extended writing – particularly in response to the new style exam questions. They have had some excellent support from Karen Parks (@betterscience1) who must also be credited for some of the resources and ideas here.
Step 1 – Understanding command words
1. Describe the mugs
2. Explain the differences in the mugs
3. Compare the similarities and differences between the mugs
4. Evaluate the mugs
Once they have done this, unpick how what they did for each of the command words e.g. how did they compare the mugs? How did they evaluate them? etc. Then go on to…
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