GCSE English Language Revision Postcard 41:Writing to Inform (Time Travel Task…)

Here we go with another bit of writing to inform revision, for question 5 on the AQA foundation paper. See the postcard below for the task, and then carry on reading beneath for some tips and hints.

IMG_1674 (Edited)IMG_1675 (Edited)

As you may imagine, there are a few time travel summary lists already published on the web. For a writing to inform question you can easily borrow their basic style, which is very close to the “who, what, where, when” type technique, but still manages to go further than simply writing an extended list. For example, look at these three web pages:

Don’t just re-write their lists though! To get your time-travelling juices flowing, have a gander down this wider list and google a few things that take your fancy to find out more. You should talk about at least five in your piece of writing. Or maybe you already have a secret stash of well-read time travel books on your own bookshelf at home?! If so, write about those!

  • The Time Machine, by H G Wells
  • The Time Traveller’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon
  • A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Replay, by Ken Grimwood
  • Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-five, by Kurt Vonnegut
  • 11/22/63, by Stephen King
  • Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, by Mark Twain
  • Time and Again, by Jack Finney
  • The End of Eternity, by Isaac Asimov
  • The House on the Strand, by Daphne du Maurier
  • Kindred, by Octavia E Butler
  • Timescape, by Gregory Benford
  • To Say Nothing of the Dog, by Connie Willis
  • The Accidental Time Machine, by Joe Haldeman
  • Drums of Autumn, by Diana Gabaldon
  • The Time Ships, by Stephen Baxter
  • The Best Time Travel Stories of All Time, by B N Malzberg, P K Dick, and R Silverberg
  • The Anubis Gates, by Tim Powers

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s