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A Toolbox of Horror

Principal focus of the project

The project focussed on writing in a specific genre that suited the majority of the learners, to escape the stereotype of a 'tedious English lesson' and build stamina and ‘writing fitness’.

Areas of learning
What is this about and what were the main findings?

Having identified that their learners enjoyed the genre of 'horror', creative writing tasks, group dscussions and vocabulary buildng exercises were structured around it. This was followed by introducing  a scaffolding technique called 'slow writing'. The project reported that this had made a considerable difference in developing learners' higher level writing skills.

Number of participants who worked with the project
6-20
Learners
1
Organisations
6-10
Staff
Name(s) of authors

Cambridge Regional College

Name of associate programmes

OTLA 7

Summary

The project was designed to improve the engagement, attendance and writing skills of Plumbing students who were resitting their GCSE English.