This unit has been designed to make the curriculum come alive for both the students and the teachers. It includes a range of teaching strategies and creative resources for students to enjoy analysing how they themselves use language and also to evaluate how others use language. The unit of work last up to 12 lessons, although some of the lessons may take longer with certain groups and so the unit is designed to be flexible for teachers to dip in and out of. The unit is in five parts leading up to the controlled assessment task. It would be advisable for students to develop their knowledge and practise their skills by competing tasks from each part, but that does not have to be every part of every lesson.
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- Understand variations in spoken language, explaining why language changes in relation to contexts.
- Evaluate the impact of spoken language choices in their own and others’ use.
With thanks to the following people for their significant contributions made to the creation of this unit and the resources:-
Laurel Miller, Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
Katie Thwaites, Sheldon School
Erica Warne, Hardenhuish School
Alison Westwood, The John of Gaunt School
Deborah Whittaker, Wiltshire English Consultant
Also, Norman Rodgers and Mervyn Grist
Michelle Temple, Wiltshire English AST, 2010