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Surprising and thought-provoking non-fiction texts and activities, with many short whole texts and substantial extracts rather than tiny fragments. Explicit language work that is embedded in texts and enhances appreciation of them. * An introduction to main non-fiction text types. * Writing, editing and designing for the Internet. * Literary non-fiction by Captain Scott, Fergal Keane and Stephen King. * Instruction texts from The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook and a parody by Steve Martin. * Review writing with advice from Bart Simpson. * Writing from experience. * Editorial writing on controversial topics. * Argument writing by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. * A comparison of three styles of reportage on the Bosnian War, including a non-fiction graphic novel.
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' - with the well-chosen texts becoming the focus for interesting and stimulating student activity. - the video is a must-buy. Maggie O'Kane talking with disarming frankness about the work of a war correspondent makes riveting viewing, and will have value as a teaching resource well beyond KS3.' TES, 2001
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