Life Doesn’t Frighten Me by Maya Angelou is a poem that celebrates the courage within each of us, young and old. From the scary thought of panthers in the park to the unsettling scene of a new classroom, fearsome images are summoned and dispelled by the power of faith in ourselves.

This unit covers KS3 reading and writing skills. There are age-related skills for pupils to work on and master through a variety of activities and writing opportunities. By limiting the number of skills the units contain, pupils can really hone their writing techniques, providing excellent, focussed assessment opportunities for teachers.

At regular intervals, there are suggestions for extending more able writers within the context of the lesson. These are simple, manageable and effective with little additional planning required.

This unit is part of a set of 6 from Autumn 1 to Summer 2. If you are looking for a programme of writing support for the whole school year, please visit the Pathways to Write year 7 package which, in addition to the units of work, includes the key documents comprising the following:

  • Overview document
  • KS3 assessment document
  • Feature keys progression document

Pathways to Write is a proven methodology built around units of work which develop vocabulary, reading and writing skills through the mastery approach. The units, for use with pupils in year 7, provide clear detailed lesson plans and resources, linked to high-quality texts to ensure engaging and purposeful English lessons. Effective teaching strategies to challenge more able writers are included within each unit of work.

If you’d like to find out more about Pathways to Write, please click here.

The supporting texts for the units of work can be purchased at Peters Ltd at 30% off the RRP price of the books*

Please contact Oonagh Towse 07815 557646

Or, place your order online using discount code ‘LITCO30’ Click here for details

*You will receive 30% discount off the RRP on the vast majority of books ordered for the Pathways to Read and Pathways to Write programmes. Items excluded from this offer: book packs, plus short discount items (a small number of academic titles, big books, and audio titles). This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion.