A very simple idea to practise GCSE writing!

Are you looking for new ways of practising the GCSE writing with your pupils? You may have already done this… But I wanted to share this idea with you, just in case!

Something I am doing with my Y11 Spanish group almost every week is to create some bullet points on all the different topics and in different tenses. I use this as a starter; I give all the students a set of random bullet points (some of them repeated on purpose so that they see them all the time and familiarise with them quicker). They have to translate them and, later on, they have to classify them in present, past, conditional and future.

They get really into it! It is very useful for them and it is quite easy to link this to a short writing afterwards.

If you would like to have some of the bullet points I have created, please send me a message and I will be more than happy to share them with you in order to save you some time 🙂

 

Also, it is a resource that you can use several times, as you can use the same bullet points more than once and keep adding to them! The more the students see them, the best! We just don’t want them to miss a bullet!!!!!!

If you haven’t done this activity yet, it is worth giving it a try! The GCSE writing is not as hard when your students know what to expect!

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Mila
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Me encanta esta idea!
Te importaría enviarmela Erica?

Blanca
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¡Hola, Erica! ¿Me puedes enviar el recurso, por favor?

Sarah Davies
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I’d love some. sdavies@sph.academy

Sarah Davies
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I’d love some please

Caio Brisola Ribeiro
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Hi Erica! Could I have the GCSE bullet points please? It’s a great idea!!

caio907@gmail.com

Emma
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sounds great. Could I have the GCSE bullet points please?

enoakes2.320@connaught-cloud.co.uk

Angela D
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Please could I have a copy and also the A Level speaking cards?

Victoria
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Hola Erica, would it be possible to also have a copy if it’s not too late? mflhistoryandre@gmail.com

Abby
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This looks fantastic! Could I please have a copy? Thank you.
abbyteale@live.co.uk

Corinne
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Hi, could I have a copy please, this looks really good!

Erica Sanchez
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Corinne, please give me your email address or email me at spanishandumbrelllas@gmail.com

Thanks,

Erica

corinne
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oh sorry, I thought I did! cphilibert@hovepark.org.uk

Davina Otterburn
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Hi, could I have a copy of these resources please? A simple yet effective idea, thank you! My email is otterburnd@parklane.org.uk

Erica Sanchez
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Hi there, I have emailed you 🙂

Andy
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Hi Erica…love to have the writing starter exercise…thanks

Erica Sanchez
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Andy please give me your email address or email spanishandumbrellas@gmail.com so that I can send them.

Thanks,

Erica

Valerie
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Hi Erica! Would love to have a look at your bullet points!

Erica Sanchez
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Hi Valerie,

Please give me your email address or email me: spanishandumbrellas@gmai.com so that I can send them 🙂

Thank you,

Erica

S C
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Thanks for sending the bullet points over, great idea!

Maria
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Thanks, I’d love to have this resource, what is your email?
Many Thanks

Ludivine
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I love this idea… could I have a copy of the bullet points please? I teach French but I will translate them. 😊 thank you

Rebecca Whitehurst
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Hi
I would be so grateful if you could forward these to me please! They look really useful, thank you so much!
Rebecca

Nikki Smith
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Thank you very much for the idea and bullet points. Excellent idea!

Susi Gonzalez Moreno
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me encanta la idea muchas gracias por compartirla

ERICA SANCHEZ ESCOBAR
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ERICA SANCHEZ ESCOBAR

🙂

Walquiria Dunne
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Hola Erica love the idea! Would you mind emailing me some examples?
Muchas gracias!

ERICA SANCHEZ ESCOBAR
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ERICA SANCHEZ ESCOBAR

Hey, thanks for your message. Please email me to spanishandumbrellas@gmail.com and I will reply with the bullet points attached 🙂 De nada!

Karen
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Hi, I love this idea! Would you be able to send me some bullet points please?

ERICA SANCHEZ ESCOBAR
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ERICA SANCHEZ ESCOBAR

Hi Karen, thanks for your message! Of course, please send an email to spanishandumbrellas@gmail.com and I will reply with the bullet points attached 🙂

Giordana Santosuosso
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Hola Erica, I find this a great idea, I have started doing some TBLT this year and I am adding various idea as priming tasks, this would be very appropriate. Have you done a survey with the students and how they use this activity for their writing? Have you seen any improvements since you started doing it? Thanks for taking time to answer my questions and I would like to have a copy fo your bullet points. Gracias

ERICA SANCHEZ ESCOBAR
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ERICA SANCHEZ ESCOBAR
Hola Giordana! Thanks for your message! I haven’t done a survey with the students yet as I have only started doing this activity recently… I have done two things: using the activity as a starter where they translate the bullets and classify them in different tenses and, with another class, I asked them to write 25 words on one of the bullets after doing all the practice. It works really well! I will let you know if I come up with more ideas 🙂 If you email me to spanishandumbrellas@gmail.com please, I can reply and attach the bullet points. Thanks… Read more »
April Daley
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Please could you email me these? Thank you

Shelley Currie
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Hi,
I would love these. I think my Year 11s would find it extremely helpful! Thanks!

Fiona
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I would love some bullet points sentence starters please. Love the website

Isabel
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Hi, would it be possible to have the writing starters? Muchas gracias x

ERICA SANCHEZ ESCOBAR
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ERICA SANCHEZ ESCOBAR

Hi Isabel, I have just email you 🙂 De nada x