Teaching Writing Strategies: Book 6
Unlike many other writing workbooks, the desired outcome is to have the learners structuring correct, enriched sentences to more clearly convey ideas and information. The ultimate goal is for them to produce clear, precise writing for a specific purpose and to understand that proofreading and editing is an integral part of the writing process.
The books are divided into four sections:
1. Word choices
2. Sentence structure
Curriculum Links English, Key Stage 2, Year 6
Writing – Transcription
?Use further prefixes and suffixes and understand the guidance for adding them.
?Spell some words with ‘silent’ letters.
?Continue to distinguish between homophones and other words which are often confused.
?Use knowledge of morphology and etymology in spelling.
?Use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words.
Writing – Composition
Evaluate and edit by:
?Assessing the effectiveness of others’ writing.
?Proposing changes to vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning.
?Ensuring the consistent and correct use of tense throughout a piece of writing.
?Ensuring correct subject and verb agreement when using singular and plural.
?Distinguishing between the language of speech and writing.
?Proofread for spelling and punctuation errors.
Writing – Vocabulary
?Grammar and Punctuation Develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English Appendix 2. Indicate grammatical and other features by using commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity in writing.