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  • 1. Revision for the Writing Test Watch and listen carefully.
  • 2. Writing Test
    • 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:
  • 3. VCOP
    • Vocabulary
    • Connectives
    • Openers
    • Punctuation
  • 4. Vocabulary
    • Don’t use boring words! Don’t write said or nice or big but bellowed or exquisite or gigantic!
  • 5. Connectives
    • 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.
  • 6. Openers
    • Start all sentences with a different word so it is not then, then and then or I, I and I!
    • Think about your sentences before you write!
  • 7. Punctuation
    • Show the marker you can use:
    • full stops .
    • commas ,
    • apostrophe Jim’s coat I’m
    • speech marks, “Hello”
    • exclamation marks !
    • question marks ?
    • ellipses …
  • 8. Level 5
    • Can you also use
    • Dash
    • Hyphen
    • Colon
    • Semi colon
    • Brackets
    • If you can… you should!
  • 9. Paragraphs
    • 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.
  • 10. Get marks
    • Up to 20 marks are for making it lively, interesting and imaginative.
    • 12 marks for sentence structure and punctuation.
    • 8 marks for organisation.
  • 11. Spelling and handwriting
    • Then spelling is worth up to 7 marks so listen carefully and try hard.
    • Handwriting is worth 3 marks.
    • Try to ensure people can read it clearly.
  • 12. Types of writing
    • There are lots of different types of writing and you have to do 2. One will be fiction and one will be non fiction.
  • 13. Recount
    • 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.
  • 14. Instructions
    • 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.
  • 15. Non-chronological report
    • Non-chronological reports give facts about a subject eg encyclopedias, information books, posters, leaflets and travel guides.
  • 16. Explanation
    • Explanations tell the reader how or why things happen or how and why something works eg leaflets, posters, manuals, letters, diagrams and information books.
  • 17. Persuasion
    • Persuasive writing will try to influence the way someone thinks about a person or subject eg advertising posters, articles, leaflets and SPAM email.
  • 18. Balanced argument/discussion
    • 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.
  • 19. Story
    • Introduce characters and setting.
    • Build up to the characters doing something.
    • Problem
    • Resolution
    • Ending
  • 20. CHECK YOUR WORK
    • 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!
  • 21. Well done
    • 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!