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LEVEL 2 WRITING PLANNER

6 Traits of Writing
IDEAS What is my message? Is my message clear? Did I try hard to make it interesting? Do I have enough information? SENTENCE FLUENCY Did I use sentences? Did I use super sentences? Do my sentences begin in different ways? Did I use long and short sentences? Is my writing smooth and easy to read? WORD CHOICE Did I use nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs? Have I used some words that I love? Have I used any new or unique words and phrases? Did I repeat words to many times? Can the reader understand my words? CONVENTIONS Did I leave spaces between words? Did I use a title? Did I use correct punctuation? Have I proofread for correct spelling and grammar? Nouns common and proper Pronouns I, he, we, our, they, etc Past tense verbs Time words at, after, once Sequence words first, then, next Adverbs how, when, where Conjunctions Nouns common and proper Adjectives, Adverbs Past tense verbs. Words instead of said Time and sequence words Repetitive words and phrases for cumulative text Conjunctions, Interjections Help! Title Punctuation, Extra - talking marks, exclamation marks Spelling Grammar Precise vocabulary Action verbs Nouns more common Adjectives Adverbs No or limited use of personal pronouns Conjunctions Title Punctuation Spelling Leave space between sections Presentation drawings to help the reader understand instructions Nouns common and proper Adjectives describe, compare Present tense verbs have, are, takes Adverbs Technical terms Descriptive language Conjunctions Title, sub-headings Punctuation Spelling Grammar Paragraphs with topic sentences Letter Diary, journal School newsletter Biographies Orientation 5Ws (who, what, where, when, why) Sequence of events chronological order Personal comment evaluate events that took place To tell what happened To retell and evaluate events and experiences Past tense Personal voice Entertain Build relationships Chronological series of events Different sentence beginnings Super sentences Variety of long and short sentences to create mood Simple and complex sentences Repetitive sentences for cumulative text Lists / dot points Broken into steps numbered Action verbs at beginning of each instruction Clear and explicit sentences/instructions Concise information Labelled diagrams Visual texts

RECOUNT
Personal events

NARRATIVE

PROCEDURE
Instructions Recipe Experiment

INFORMATION REPORT
Living and non-living world

Fiction, Imagination Cumulative text, Picture book Short story, Chapter book, Play Adventure, mystery, fairy tale, thriller, science fiction, ghost story Orientation main character, setting Complication problem Resolution problem is solved Beginning, middle, end (plot) To entertain To stimulate emotions To motivate

ORGANISATION How does my writing begin? Did I tell things in order? Does everything link to my message? How does my writing end? VOICE What is my purpose? Audience? Do I really like this writing? Does this writing sound like me? How do I want my readers to feel? Will my story hold the readers attention?

Broken into 3 main sections: Goal Materials equipment, ingredients Steps - method

Opening general statement identify and classify the subject Description appearance, other characteristics Summary/evaluation To provide information Factual Present tense

To instruct how to make or do something Voice of command Present tense or timeless tense

Title Punctuation Spelling Grammar Paragraphs

Could another person read my writing?

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Paragraphs Presentation

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6 Traits of Writing
IDEAS What is my message? Is my message clear? Did I try hard to make it interesting? Do I have enough information? ORGANISATION How does my writing begin? Did I tell things in order? Does everything link to my message? How does my writing end? VOICE What is my purpose? Audience? Do I really like this writing? Does this writing sound like me? How do I want my readers to feel? Will my story hold the readers attention? SENTENCE FLUENCY Did I use sentences? Did I use super sentences? Do my sentences begin in different ways? Did I use long and short sentences? Is my writing smooth and easy to read? WORD CHOICE Did I use nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs? Have I used some words that I love? Have I used any new or unique words and phrases? Did I repeat words to many times? Can the reader understand my words?

DESCRIPTION
Describe people, places, things

POETRY/SONGS
Different types of poems, eg shape poems, cinquains, limericks, found poem, etc Song lyrics, raps Performance/Recording Varies according to type of poem or song Verses To entertain To stimulate emotions To motivate

EXPOSITION
Argument Personal belief/passion Call to action Statement of position writers point of view. Preview the arguments Series of arguments lists/describes in order of importance Concluding statement sum up and persuade reader To persuade by arguing one side of an issue Present tense

TRANSACTION
letter, email invitation blog poster, advertisement, brochure interview Varies according to particular type of transaction Invitation who, what, where, when, why, rsvp Letter/Email to, from, message To communicate a message Interpersonal Formal or informal Provide information Make an inquiry Various forms depending on purpose, eg business letter versus friendly email

Introduction what is being described? Characteristics describe details Evaluation personal comment about the subject To describe the characteristics of people, places and things Expressing personal view

Descriptive sentences in paragraphs

Emphasis on phrases and words Not conventional sentences

Maintains point of view Complex sentences

Nouns person, place, thing Adjectives Present tense relating verbs is, are, has Thinking and feeling verbs Similes, metaphors, figurative language Conjunctions Title Punctuation Spelling Grammar Paragraphs

Nouns Adjectives Verbs Adverbs Details Emotional words

Words that qualify, eg usually, probably Words that link, eg firstly, on the other hand Nouns, including pronouns Sensing verbs to describe feelings, eg think, feel, want Time and sequence words Conjunctions Title Punctuation Spelling Grammar Paragraphs

Depends on purpose and text type Pronouns Emotional or formal language

CONVENTIONS Did I leave spaces between words? Did I use a title? Did I use correct punctuation? Have I proofread for correct spelling and grammar?

Title Less emphasis on punctuation Spelling Less emphasis on grammar Verses

Letter conventions Email conventions Poster structure Invitation structure Punctuation, spelling, grammar,

Could another person read my writing? CHECKLIST

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PUNCTUATION FULL STOPS Full Stops - to end sentences Full Stops - in initials, eg M.C. Sutherland, W.A. Full Stops in abbreviations (those that dont end in the final letter of the word), eg Mon. Dec. Sat. not Dr Mr Mrs CHECKLIST

CAPITAL LETTERS Capital Letters to begin a sentence Capital Letters for proper nouns (names, days, special days, months, titles, streets, eg Melbourne, Melissa, Brewer Rd, Mothers Day and adjectives from proper nouns, eg Australian Capital Letters for the pronoun I Capital Letters for book, movie, song titles, first line of poetry Capital Letters for emphasis, eg HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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QUESTION MARKS Question Marks for all questions (the end of a sentence that asks for information)

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EXCLAMATION MARKS Exclamation Marks to show strong feeling, eg It was amazing! COMMAS Commas to separate items in a series, eg I bought apples, oranges, bananas and strawberries Commas to take a pause and make more sense Commas to separate words in a sentence for further explanation, eg Mary, the determined little girl, won the medal Commas other examples, eg before joining words, to separate main and subordinate clauses, separate person, after yes/no, follow signal words (however), date

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APOSTROPHES Apostrophes contractions, eg cant wont Apostrophes ownership, eg Williams yacht Apostrophes other examples, eg oclock, letters or numbers omitted TALKING MARKS Talking (Quotation) Marks direct speech (speech bubbles to assistTalking (Quotation) Marks other examples, quotations within quotations, before and after titles or words used in unorthodox manner

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OTHER Hyphen some parts of compound words, eg father-in-law, numbers and fractions that consist of more than one word, eg forty-nine, five-sixths, group of words/expression, eg good-for-nothing.

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