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Writing to Inform: Computer Game

In this worksheet, students complete a writing task to inform their readers, which can be marked by an adult with the aid of the mark scheme included.

'Writing to Inform: Computer Game' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:  Writing

Curriculum subtopic:  Consider Purpose of Own Writing

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

 

The following writing task allows you to show that you are able to inform your reader. You should write clearly, with a new paragraph for each point you wish to make. Remember to stay away from opinions but focus on facts about your topic. You can extend your writing by adding extra information using connectives such as: Also, additionally, furthermore. You might also use connectives such as: for instance, these include, for example... etc. to add detail.

 

Give yourself about 45 minutes to complete this task.

 

It seems that everyone is on the look-out for new computer games these days; however, until you have had the time to practise, new games can be difficult to master.

 

Write a step-by-step guide to inform a young person how to play a computer game of your choice.

Although this question asks for a step-by-step guide, remember to use full paragraphs, with each new point using a new paragraph.

  • Question 1

 

It seems that everyone is on the look-out for new computer games these days; however, until you have had the time to practise, new games can be difficult to master.

 

Write a step-by-step guide to inform a young person how to play a computer game of your choice.

Although this question asks for a step-by-step guide, remember to use full paragraphs, with each new point using a new paragraph.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Writing mark scheme based on National Curriculum levels.

9 or 10 marks: Writing is controlled and confident. They use a range of vocabulary and spelling is generally correct. Paragraphs clearly support the meaning.

7 or 8 marks: Starting to vary sentence structure. Using “although, on the other hand, meanwhile” (connectives). Using paragraphs to clearly organise their work.

5 or 6 marks: Using “if, when, because” (connectives). Beginning to use paragraphs. Punctuation, including speech marks, used correctly.

3 or 4 marks: Use some complex sentences with “and, but, so,” (connectives) in them. Basic spelling and punctuation correct. Straightforward sentences used.

1 or 2 marks: Using capital letters and full stops. Vary the way they begin a sentence. Simple vocabulary.
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