Y6 - Persuasive Letter
National curriculum content
- Identifying the audience for and purpose of the writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own.
- Noting and developing initial ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary.
- Selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning.
- Using a wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs.
- Using further organisational and presentational devices to structure text and to guide the reader.
- 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 and choosing the appropriate register.
- Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors.
- To read and internalise the model text
- To identify and define new vocabulary
- To understand the structure of a suspense tale
- To explore and use ‘empty words’ in sentences
- To explore and use ‘show not tell’ to create suspense
- To contribute to a shared write
- To innovate the model text with own ideas
- To write independently using the skills taught
What we want children to know and the skills necessary to achieve them:
- How to write for a range of purposes and audiences
- How to create cohesion within and between paragraphs
- How to organise and present a persuasive letter
- Proofread and check for errors
- Edit and assess the effectiveness of own writing
- Plan their own composition
- Appropriate structure
- Imperative verb starters
- Convert nouns and adjectives into verbs using suffixes
- Secure use of linking ideas within and across paragraphs
- Secure use of subordination (complex sentences)
- Active and passive verbs for effect
- Developed use of rhetorical questions for persuasion
- Hyphens to avoid ambiguity
Unfamiliar, text-specific words highlighted by the children (never heard the word); direct speech; parenthesis; hyphens; verb tense; adverbials; cohesion; commas; subordinate conjunction; coordinating conjunction; modal verbs; modal adverbs; relative clauses; commas; brackets; dashes; imperative verbs; nouns/adjectives/verbs; suffixes; homonyms; synonyms; antonyms.