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18.11.21 - Persuasive Letters (Oak National Academy)

Monday 18th January:

Spelling Practice: 

✎ Nelson: Complete the activities from the Nelson text book (available at the bottom of this page).

This week's session is 'Check-up 1': this revises some of the words we have learnt so far this year.

  • Must: complete 'Focus'
  • Should: complete 'Focus' and 'Extension'
  • Could: complete 'Focus' and 'Extension' and try using some of the words in sentences of your own.

Main Lesson: Lesson 9 - To write a persuasive letter

 Access the lesson by clicking here.

✎ You will only need a pencil, some paper and your brain! 

 

Tuesday 19th January:

Reading Response: Complete 10 minutes (minimum) of independent or shared reading. Choose a page from what you have read and find 3 descriptive words (adjectives). For each word, come up with five synonyms.

Main Lesson: Lesson 10 - To write a persuasive letter (free write)

✎ Access the lesson by clicking here.

✎ You will only need a pencil, some paper and your brain! 

✎ In this lesson with Mr Brown, you are being asked to come up with your own idea for a persuasive letter about something that is important to you. At the end of the session, Mr Brown invites you to write your own letter. However, we are asking you to have a go at this tomorrow. Today, make sure you focus on having a really clear and detailed plan.

 

Wednesday 20th January:

Reading Response: Complete 10 minutes (minimum) of independent or shared reading. Think about a problem that one of the characters is facing. Write a short letter to the character, giving them some advice about how to deal with, address or overcome their problem.

Main Lesson: To write a persuasive letter (free write)

✎ Using your planning from yesterday's lesson, we would like you to have a go at writing your persuasive letter. You can write it by hand on paper, or type it on the computer. This will be your first draft, so don't worry about making it perfect just yet.

 ✎ Remember to look back at the success criteria from the previous lesson. These can also be found in the lesson resources available to download below from yesterday's lesson.

✎ Must: include layout features (e.g. address, date, opening/introduction, closing/summary) of a letter.

✎ Should: as above, and include one example of each of the different types of formal conjunction.

✎ Could: all of the above, and try using one example of each of the persuasive language techniques (flattery, presumption, veiled threat). 

 

Thursday 21st January:

Handwriting and Spelling Practice: Download the Statutory Spelling and Handwriting Mindfulness Booklet (available at the bottom of this page). Complete letters C and D.

Main Lesson: To revise and practise comma use in sentences

✎ Work through the PowerPoint presentation (available to download below).

✎ Complete the activity sheet for this lesson (available to download below). You can choose your level (must: ★, should: ★★ or could: ★★★) and check your answers once you have finished using the answer sheet included - no peeking before you've finished though! 

 

Friday 22nd January:

Reading Response: Complete 10 minutes (minimum) of independent or shared reading. Focus on one chapter, or group of pages from the book you are reading and make a list of important words or vocabulary that are used. Create a word search using these words (a blank word search template is available below).

Main Lesson: To edit, improve and present a persuasive letter in final form.

✎ On Wednesday, you should have written your own persuasive letter about a topic that is important to you. Today, after having some time away from it, you will need to edit and improve your letter, particularly focusing on ensuring it makes sense, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

✎ The first step in editing should always be to read your writing back to yourself or someone else. It is best to do this out loud (even if you are only reading to yourself). This should help you to immediately spot any glaring errors or bits that do not make sense. It might feel a bit silly to read your work aloud to yourself, but I promise, it is the best way to check your writing makes sense.

✎ After you have read your piece aloud and made any initial corrections, use the Self and Peer Editing Checklist (available to download below) to work through your letter, making changes and improvements as you go.

✎ Finally, write (or type) a final, neat version of your letter. Send your final letters to yearfive@stokenchurchprimary.bucks.sch.uk

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