Resource ID 101103

KS3 English

Writing (Composition)
Writing in the style of the past
"Writing in the Style of the Past / How Words Change"
Key Stage ED Squirrel
Resource Title
"Writing in the Style of the Past / How Words Change"
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101101 - KS3 Low Ability

101102 - KS3 Mid Ability

101103 - KS3 High Ability [THIS DOCUMENT]


This is an English writing composition task that enables students to practise their writing skills, specifically to write in the style of another text.

Contextual Summary

The task links to the students’ visit to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway and is relevant to students in key stages 2 and 3. This task links the visit with core English writing skills and allows students the opportunity to look at peripheral texts that link to the history of the railways.

Key Skills Practised
  • Understanding texts in their original context
  • Writing in the style of another text
  • Using new or unfamiliar vocabulary
  • Writing for audience and purpose
Learning Opportunities


Students could do some research into the history of the Isle of Wight Railways to help with contextual knowledge and understanding.


Students could be noting down language that to them is old fashioned or no longer in use.


Completion of the Writing - composition resource/s linked to this document

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate their crafting skills; they will be able to practise writing a coherent and relevant response to the task, writing in the style of the past.

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