Close analysis of language: Touching the Void - Joe Simpson

In this lesson, we will be following our process for analysing a writer's language use by examining a passage from Joe Simpson's 'Touching the Void' in more detail. As usual, we will ensure that we have selected 'rich' and connecting evidence that allows us to build our analysis before completing a slow write. We will then be checking our progress against our criteria and examining a model response.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Joe Simpson's companion was called?

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Q2.Joe Simpson was the older of the two men - true or false?

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Q3.Which statement best sums up Simpson's attitude to his companion?

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Q4.The rope is not just an important piece of equipment but also a "symbol of____________________" What words were used by Simpson's companion when describing his perspective?

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Q5.How many days did it take Simpson to get back to base camp?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Joe Simpson's companion was called?

1/5

Q2.Joe Simpson was the older of the two men - true or false?

2/5

Q3.Which statement best sums up Simpson's attitude to his companion?

3/5

Q4.The rope is not just an important piece of equipment but also a "symbol of____________________" What words were used by Simpson's companion when describing his perspective?

4/5

Q5.How many days did it take Simpson to get back to base camp?

5/5

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Non-fiction texts and viewpoint writing

Summarising ideas across two texts

Q1.Where did the event in Aron Ralston's account happen?

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Q2.Both men are left by the others in their party. True or false?

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Q3.When you compare ideas across two texts you can comment on what is similar or different. True or false?

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Q4.What does the word 'interpretation' mean?

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Q5.What does the word 'irony' mean?

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Non-fiction texts and viewpoint writing

Summarising ideas across two texts

Q1.Where did the event in Aron Ralston's account happen?

1/5

Q2.Both men are left by the others in their party. True or false?

2/5

Q3.When you compare ideas across two texts you can comment on what is similar or different. True or false?

3/5

Q4.What does the word 'interpretation' mean?

4/5

Q5.What does the word 'irony' mean?

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Lesson summary: Close analysis of language: Touching the Void - Joe Simpson

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