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US26622 Writing - Response to Documentary

US26622 Writing - Response to Documentary


See a flipbook video of this resource here!

This task helps students achieve NZQA’s Unit Standard 26622 Write to communicate ideas for a purpose and audience - version 4.  For this standard, students are required to write THREE different text types.  This resource covers ONE of those – writing a response to a short documentary.


Here, students watch documentary (it’s only 15 minutes long) about Jane Elliott’s controversial classroom experiment where she divided her class according to the colour of their eyes.  The aim of the experiment was to teach her students about racism.  Students then write a short personal response to tell what they think of the experiment.


Included in this resource:

  • The complete student workbook


The student workbook includes:

  • A coversheet for the assessment task
  • Clearly unpacked achievement criteria
  • Cues to show students when to stop and get teacher feedback
  • Tables and templates, providing a structured and scaffolded approach
  • A checklist to help students write a quality response that meets the requirements of the standard.
  • Hyperlinks (where necessary) for easy referral to parts within the document and also to external web sources.



This resource comes in Microsoft Word and a Google Docs format (a link to the Google version is provided). This means you can:

  • Edit / Tweak to suit your / your students' needs
  • Share with students digitally so that they can work on it online
  • Print as hard copy work booklets


Please remember your feedback is always welcome.



  • Sharing/Copying this Resource

    You may share this with the colleagues in your department at the time of purchase.  Let's be realistic.  I'll trust you to stop there however.  Please do not share with mates in other schools.  ;)

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