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Writing to Inform: A Public Space

In this worksheet, students complete a writing task aimed at informing their readers. It can then be marked by an adult with the aid of the mark scheme included.

'Writing to Inform: A Public Space' 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.

 

 

Your local council has offered to pay you to write an information article for their website about a public space in your area.

 

They want to show a young person's view of either the local library, leisure centre, park or other public space. Remember to use formal language, be factual and positive about the place.

  • Question 1

 

 

Your local council has offered to pay you to write an information article for their website about a public space in your area.

 

They want to show a young person's view of either the local library, leisure centre, park or other public space. Remember to use formal language, be factual and positive about the place.

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

9 or 10 marks: Imaginative vocabulary choices. Overall, the texts they produce are skilful and enjoyable to read. Writing is shaped for imaginative effect.

7 or 8 marks: Writing is controlled and confident. They use a range of vocabulary and spelling is generally correct. Paragraphs clearly support the meaning.

5 or 6 marks: Starting to vary sentence structure. Using “although, on the other hand, meanwhile” (connectives). Using paragraphs to clearly organise their work.

3 or 4 marks: Using “if, when, because” (connectives). Beginning to use paragraphs. Punctuation, including speech marks, used correctly.

1 or 2 marks: Use some complex sentences with “and, but, so,” (connectives) in them. Basic spelling and punctuation correct. Straightforward sentences used.
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