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GCSE English Language Reading Comprehension Skills  

This three-lesson mini-unit is designed to help GCSE students develop their comprehension skills. It is made up of a 44-slide PowerPoint presentation, 4 worksheets and a comprehension task that uses an extract from the novel 'Jamaica Inn'.


Lesson One

- An introduction to the 'Reading Fiction' section of the GCSE English exam

- How to approach the exam task

- Analysing an extract - first and second reading

- Understanding unfamiliar vocabulary, consolidation and using deduction skills

- How to write an extended answer about language

Lesson Two

- How to refer to the text and use quotes effectively

- How to write about structure

- How to answer a 20 mark evaluation question effectively

- A 45-minute assessment task

Lesson Three

- Feedback and discussion of student responses 

- All five GCSE-type assessment questions and answers explored in detail

- Exemplar answers for all five questions

'GCSE English Language Reading Comprehension Skills' has everything you need to help you develop essential exam skills. Click on 'View all Slides' and the images to preview the whole resource.

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