Sunday, 22 March 2015

Writing this week!! First we need to finish our recounts about the Marae then... - We start our Thank you letters!!

W.A.L.T write a recount
Success criteria

Are the events in time order? E.g.

We met in the hall...I was waving out to the children as the bus sped off down the road...When we arrived at the Marae, we patiently waited at the gate ... After the pōwhiri I was busting to go to the toilet...

Is it in the past tense? E.g. Was, left, woke up, etc

Does it use time connectives?
e.g. next, meanwhile, within hours, soon afterwards, weeks later, etc.

Does it use powerful verbs? Powerful verbs can make your writing much much more exciting and dramatic!!

E.g. Grabbed          snatched           sprinted         scrambled          shouted         screamed     crawled     leapt          strode          yelled            exclaimed         glared

Is the last line linked to the introduction / does it have a good conclusion?

W.A.L.T write a thank you letter
Success Criteria:

Features of a letter
Is the letter formal or informal?
Is the address in the top right hand corner of the page?
Does the date of the letter come underneath the address?
Does the letter start with Dear… or another type of greeting?
Is the reason for writing clearly given in the first paragraph?
Is there a clear beginning, middle and end?
Does it keep the reader interested -using well chosen words?
Has the letter been signed off correctly eg. Yours sincerely, yours faithfully etc.

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