Extended Writing in History

Transition Training Session 3

By Author: Christine Counsell. Web Editor: Simon Brown, published 15th March 2011

This is the third of 5 sessions arising from the 2005 KS2-KS3 History Transitions Project:

Please note: these resources pre-date the 2014 National Curriculum.

Extended writing in history

Christine Counsell gave out an essay written by a pupil she taught in a year 7 class. She asked the group to read the essay and then discuss it in pairs. The questions to be discussed were:

1. What is good about this piece of writing?

2. What is challenging about it?