Paper chains

Paper chains is a great strategy to support you in developing your extended writing, particularly with regard to the point, evidence, explanation structure.

Prepare by cutting up some sheets of coloured paper into slim strips and find some glue or sellotape.

Use a different colour for each part of your answer, for example:

Red – Point
Blue- Evidence
Green- Explanation
Purple- Connectives

Find an exam question you want to practice answering.

Write the sentences of your answer onto the relevant coloured strips of paper and build up your answer as a paper chain, gluing or sellotaping together the ends of each strip.

Once you have tried out the paper chain technique, try to make a web by linking different strands of your answer together, creating a paper ‘web’ rather than a simple chain.

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