#4 Analysis Squares/’Dynamite Paragraphs’

The ‘Dynamite Paragraph’ method of analysis was created by Rachael Stevens (@murphiegirl) and is a fantastic way of encouraging students to extend their ideas so that their analysis is detailed and sophisticated. Please click the here to Rachael’s blog to find out how to use this strategy effectively.

Over the past few weeks, I have used this resource with D/C grade Year 11 students. The step-by-step approach and words/phrases allowed them to stretch their responses; this ultimately resulted in them  achieving B/A grades on their Controlled Assessment pieces.

From the original idea, I created the comic-book style resource and designed the ‘Analysis Squares’ mat – please see below. Both can be used as posters and are an effective way of embedding these skills at KS3.

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