This unit uses the text No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference by Greta Thunberg, a collection of the history-making, ground-breaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young activist who has become the voice of a generation. This unit also includes a text written by The Literacy Company called Earth Heroes which tells the story of two innovative environment activists: Boyan Slat and Jamie Margolin.

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 greater depth 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

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*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.