Another term, another set of mocks are upon us.
Whether you are all in with the iGCSE (for the final time), prepping for the legacy non-fiction exam or even getting your head around the new spec non-fiction exam – I hope you can use this text (and the ones I will add over the next few weeks) with your GCSE classes.
Non-fiction next for w/c 11 Jan 2016
CSI Whales: the dissection of stranded or beached whales (dolphins and porpoises) reveals a variety of reasons for death and starks facts about the threat of human activity to marine life.
3 versions below:
CSI Whale – text only (no questions included)
CSI Whales – text and questions – CIE iGCSE Extended Reading paper Q2 included
If you are a non-UK teacher – this question forces pupils to read for comprehension and implied meaning and then restate the information in the fact on their own words and in a different format.
CSI Whales – annotated for teachers– highlighted for teachers for the above Q2 (not an answer key exactly but at least a guide)
Of course, you can use for Q3 as well for the iGCSE paper.
I will try and post a set for the new GCSE with short answer questions and a transactional writing task as soon as I can! If my kids write good example answers, I will post those as well…(fingers crossed for this!).
Here is the source document for most of this text.
Have a great rest of your week!