Writing for impact
In this unit, 'Words for the web', pupils write for a school charity website focusing on choosing and using vocabulary and sentences for precision and impact. They write short, but complete texts, each of which has a specific purpose and which combine to form a larger text. The unit asks pupils to consider the structure of web pages as well as the internal structure of each writing task and its impact on the reader.
The unit aims to revisit and consolidate word and sentence level skills from Key Stage 2 and from the other Literacy Plus units studied and would be most effective if run alongside a sequence of English lessons (e.g. a poetry unit) with a focus on choosing words for impact including use of the thesaurus.
This material uses extracts from the WaterAid website, but you may wish to choose a different charity website.
More information about non-fiction text types, as taught in primary schools, is also available.
- Functional English level 1, Writing L1.3 Write documents to communicate information, ideas and opinions using formats and styles suitable for their audience and purpose
- Writing assessment focuses AF1, AF2, AF7
|Framework strands||Unit objectives||Possible pupil targets|
|7.2 Using and adapting the conventions and forms of texts on paper and on screen||Draw on the conventions of written forms to plan writing and develop ideas to fit a specific task.||Plan and organise my writing so that my reader will be able to follow it easily from beginning to end.|
|8.3 Improving vocabulary for precision and impact||Use vocabulary precisely to clarify and extend meaning and create specific effects, drawing on their own word knowledge and a range of reference sources or other reading.||