Topic 4 Year 7 english

Topic  Roaming and Roving
No of lessons  10
When is it happening  Half Term 4 Year 7
What will students learn Students will learn about different aspects of travel writing including the different modes in which it can be conveyed to the reader. Students will explore a variety of extracts from non-fiction travel through the ages to facilitate this learning. Students will learn how to write a travelogue.
Key Knowledge that students should know at the end of 'Topic' This is the knowledge that students will meet for the first time in this topic  Definition of travel writing; timeline of travel writing including Pausanias, Chinese travel record literature, Gilles le Bouvier, the Grand Tour, and Paul Theroux; purpose of travel writing; modern mediums of travel writing including newspaper supplements, blogs, Instagram, and TV; travel writing conventions; travel writing extracts from Robert Louis Stevenson, Paul Theroux, George Orwell, Bill Bryson, Karl Pilkington, Michael Palin
This is knowledge that students may have met before but will need to deepen their understanding 

Regular retrieval of the knowledge described above will be retrieved as well as:

Greek History

Dr Johnson

The influence of travel
Key Skills that students should be able to demonstrate at the end of 'Topic' This is the skills  that students will meet for the first time in this topic Students will focus on acquiring the following skills: Write like a journalist
This is skills that students may have met before but will need to develop 

Students will concentrate on developing these core Year 7 skills: Making inferences; referring to evidence; purpose; vocabulary choice; characterisation; expressing own ideas.

Key vocabulary that students should know and understand

Reliable, Valid, Ritual, Exotic, Major, Minor

The Big Question  Why is it important to study travel writing?


 Key questions that students should be able to answer at the end of the 'Topic'

What is travel writing?
How has travel writing changed?
What is the purpose of travel writing?
What does modern travel writing look like?
What does my travel writing look like?
How do I write a travelogue?