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English sats writingtest

  1. 1. Revision for the Writing Test Watch and listen carefully.
  2. 2. Writing Test <ul><li>You will do two writing tests and a spelling test and all these added together will make your writing score which is out of 50 marks. Don’t lose marks by forgetting the following: </li></ul>
  3. 3. VCOP <ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Connectives </li></ul><ul><li>Openers </li></ul><ul><li>Punctuation </li></ul>
  4. 4. Vocabulary <ul><li>Don’t use boring words! Don’t write said or nice or big but bellowed or exquisite or gigantic! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Connectives <ul><li>To be a level 4 remember to use a range of connectives eg however, subsequently, as a result, therefore, furthermore, thus consequently, lastly, finally or eventually. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Openers <ul><li>Start all sentences with a different word so it is not then, then and then or I, I and I! </li></ul><ul><li>Think about your sentences before you write! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Punctuation <ul><li>Show the marker you can use: </li></ul><ul><li>full stops . </li></ul><ul><li>commas , </li></ul><ul><li>apostrophe Jim’s coat I’m </li></ul><ul><li>speech marks, “Hello” </li></ul><ul><li>exclamation marks ! </li></ul><ul><li>question marks ? </li></ul><ul><li>ellipses … </li></ul>
  8. 8. Level 5 <ul><li>Can you also use </li></ul><ul><li>Dash </li></ul><ul><li>Hyphen </li></ul><ul><li>Colon </li></ul><ul><li>Semi colon </li></ul><ul><li>Brackets </li></ul><ul><li>If you can… you should! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Paragraphs <ul><li>Organise your work into paragraphs and can you link the flow of your text so it all makes sense and follows on in a chronological and logical manner. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Get marks <ul><li>Up to 20 marks are for making it lively, interesting and imaginative. </li></ul><ul><li>12 marks for sentence structure and punctuation. </li></ul><ul><li>8 marks for organisation. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Spelling and handwriting <ul><li>Then spelling is worth up to 7 marks so listen carefully and try hard. </li></ul><ul><li>Handwriting is worth 3 marks. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to ensure people can read it clearly. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Types of writing <ul><li>There are lots of different types of writing and you have to do 2. One will be fiction and one will be non fiction. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Recount <ul><li>A recount tells you about something that has happened in the past. It may include personal opinions or comments. Eg letters, diaries, newspaper articles and news reports. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Instructions <ul><li>Instructions tell you how to do something in a step by step way with imperative verbs and clear instructions. Eg instructions for a board game, building models, recipes, directions, how to repair something. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Non-chronological report <ul><li>Non-chronological reports give facts about a subject eg encyclopedias, information books, posters, leaflets and travel guides. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Explanation <ul><li>Explanations tell the reader how or why things happen or how and why something works eg leaflets, posters, manuals, letters, diagrams and information books. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Persuasion <ul><li>Persuasive writing will try to influence the way someone thinks about a person or subject eg advertising posters, articles, leaflets and SPAM email. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Balanced argument/discussion <ul><li>Both viewpoints are given and the readers are left to make up their own mind eg newpaper articles, newspaper letter pages, magazines, information leaflets and posters. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Story <ul><li>Introduce characters and setting. </li></ul><ul><li>Build up to the characters doing something. </li></ul><ul><li>Problem </li></ul><ul><li>Resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Ending </li></ul>
  20. 20. CHECK YOUR WORK <ul><li>Leave some time to read your work to yourself and you will probably see any mistakes you need to change. Remind yourself of the VCOP things you haven’t used yet! </li></ul>
  21. 21. Well done <ul><li>If you can work at a steady pace and think about your writing in the planning time and before you write you should do really well! </li></ul>