Analytic and Discursive Writing at Key Stage 3

HA Guide

Christine Counsell, last updated: 4th January 2011

Christine Counsell's core message is that, because analytical and discursive writing is seen as difficult, it is often considered impossible. Instead, those very difficulties should be the focus of continuous professional analysis by all history teachers. Counsell argues that only a thorough analysis of those difficulties will yield suitable creative approaches for helping pupils into higher levels of historical understanding, thinking and performance.

This pamphlet presents a range of practical approaches and offers a rationale for longer-term planning which can help pupils to  overcome their difficulties rather than avoid them.

This resource is FREE for Secondary HA Members.

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