Resource ID 101572

KS3 English

Writing (Composition)
Writing to Summarise
"Summarising Train Story!"
Key Stage ED Squirrel
Resource Title
"Summarising Train Story!"
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101571 - KS4 Mixed Ability

101572 - KS3 Mixed Ability [THIS DOCUMENT]

Précis

This is an English writing composition task that enables students in key stages 3 and 4 to summarise information they learn from the Train Story exhibition at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

Contextual Summary


This is an English writing composition task that enables students in key stages 3 and 4 to summarise information they learn from the Train Story exhibition at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. The task enables students to demonstrate their understanding of the knowledge gained in a coherent yet succinct way.

This task asks students to take notes on four specific learning areas that are at the core of the Train Story exhibition. Students can then craft summaries for these four learning areas (either on-site or post- visit), demonstrating their understanding and summarising the key information.

Teachers could specifically ask students prior to the visit to pay attention to the relevant aspects of the exhibition to enable effective completion of this task.

This task has cross-curricular links with History as it explores many cultural and historical aspects of the railways on the Isle of Wight.

Key Skills Practised
  • Note-taking / recording information
  • Comprehension / synthesising information
  • Writing to inform
  • Crafting a summary
Learning Opportunities

Pre-Visit

Some research on the history of the railways on the Isle of Wight and their decline would be useful. Students could possibly also research the restoration of railway rolling stock and how/where in the UK this is done.

On-Site

Completion of the task/resource linked to this document.

Post-Visit

Completion of the task/resource linked to this document.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate that they can take relevant notes, and ultimately craft effective, coherent and succinct summaries that reflect the information gleaned from their visit to the exhibition.

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