New
New
Year 11
Eduqas

Identifying precise similarities and differences between two texts

I can identify and explain writers’ attitudes precisely and in detail.

New
New
Year 11
Eduqas

Identifying precise similarities and differences between two texts

I can identify and explain writers’ attitudes precisely and in detail.

Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. When comparing, look for similarities and differences.
  2. Look for subtle differences, where there is a clear similarity, but subtle variations.
  3. To express subtle similarities and differences, use a range of connective grammatical forms.
  4. Circumstances may be similar, but being a man or a woman or living in different centuries will make a difference.
  5. High-level answers will use the comparison to draw a conclusion about the time period and changes over time.

Common misconception

Students often think that differences need to be large.

Encourage them to look for subtle differences.

Keywords

  • Patronised - The experience of being treated as if you are insignificant is being patronised.

  • Caution - Caution is another word for a warning.

  • Indifferent - If you are indifferent to something, you aren’t interested in it.

  • Unertainty - A state of uncertainty is one in which key issues are unknown or undecided.

You could discus how Franny and Thom might have responded to the letters or what they might have said in the original letter. This would provide some imaginative context..
Teacher tip

Equipment

You will need a copy of John Steinbeck's 1958 letter to his son Thom.

Licence

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6 Questions

Q1.
What word beginning with 'D' means to teach or instruct in an authoritative way?
Correct Answer: didactic, Didactic
Q2.
Match the word with the definition.
Correct Answer:context,the who, what, where and when of the text

the who, what, where and when of the text

Correct Answer:purpose,why the text was written

why the text was written

Correct Answer:audience,the person or group being addressed by the text

the person or group being addressed by the text

Correct Answer:title,the name given to the text

the name given to the text

Correct Answer:form,the type of text for example, letter or speech

the type of text for example, letter or speech

Q3.
Which of the following is written in a formal register?
Correct answer: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
Hi there. I hope you're well.
Ok, let's get started.
Correct answer: We are gathered here today.
Q4.
How do we stereotypically address a reader when we are writing a letter?
Correct Answer: Dear , dear
Q5.
What are key conventions of letter writing?
Correct answer: an address at the beginning
Correct answer: a signature
Correct answer: date
typed not handwritten
neat handwriting
Q6.
What would you expect from a letter to advise?
annoyance
Correct answer: sympathy
Correct answer: kindness
Correct answer: helpful suggestions
a list of tasks

6 Questions

Q1.
Match the words with the definition
Correct Answer:patronised,being treated as if you are insignificant

being treated as if you are insignificant

Correct Answer:caution,a warning or a reminder to be careful

a warning or a reminder to be careful

Correct Answer:indifferent,When you aren't interested in something

When you aren't interested in something

Correct Answer:uncertainty,a state of not knowing something or being unsure

a state of not knowing something or being unsure

Q2.
In which century did Jane Austen live?
20th and 21st
19th and 20th
Correct answer: 18th and 19th
Q3.
One of Jane Austen's famous books is called 'Pride and '.
Correct Answer: Prejudice, prejudice, Prejudice., prejudice.
Q4.
Which of the following are books by John Steinbeck?
Look Back in Anger
Correct answer: The Grapes of Wrath
Correct answer: Of Mice and Men
A Letter to My Son.
Q5.
What diagram can we use to compare similarities and differences between two texts?
Correct Answer: A Venn diagram, Venn Diagram, venn diagram
Q6.
Which of the following signal that you will be writing about differences?
Correct answer: both
also
Correct answer: whereas
Correct answer: however
Correct answer: yet

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