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Descriptive and Narrative Writing
Descriptive and Narrative Writing is a resource designed to help with the study and teaching of descriptive and narrative writing at GCSE.
Two of the most significant types of writing styles - descriptive and narrative writing - form the bulk of any story that we encounter. Knowledge of these is vital for anyone who reads stories, or wants to write their own. This resource provides in-depth analysis on topics like:
- Purpose and audience
- Describing settings
- Describing characters
- Narrative structures
- Textual features
- Using dialogue
This resource also contains activities and self check questions that students can use to test their knowledge and see what areas they need to work on.
Developed by subject experts, these resources and teaching materials are specifically designed to meet awarding body specifications to help students prepare for exams. NEC works alongside teachers and examiners to ensure that information is accurate and up to date.
This resource is adapted from our GCSE English Language course - which means it is designed for self-study. Therefore, it is understandable, affordable and easy-to-use, whether you’re a teacher, a home educator, or a student yourself. It can be used as a short- or long-term solution to fill gaps in knowledge.
This product comes in the form of a downloadable PDF, which means it can be viewed offline.
Topic: Descriptive and narrative writing
Subject: English Language
Awarding body: AQA
Learning hours: 13-14
Page count: 47See the full course here.