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CLIP 742

Developing Travel Writing

Developing Travel Writing
Key Info
  • Developing Travel Writing
  • Duration: 05:21
  • Kate Humble continues her journey on the Ffestioniog Railway in Snowdonia and models the process of travel writing. She explores a checklist of ideas, which includes the use of senses, the inclusion of background information, writing style and the inclusion of humour.
  • Subject:



    Writing: Non-Fiction

  • Keywords: Travel writing, senses, context, writing style, anecdote
Ideas for use in class
  • Having read two or three examples of travel writing, in addition to the writing exemplified on this clip, ask students to create their own checklist of ideas. This should build on the ideas suggested by Kate Humble in this clip. When they have drafted their own piece of travel writing, students should peer assess each other's work, using the checklist of ideas as an opportunity for assessment for learning. Which ideas did they use well? Not so well? What would be an area for improvement?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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