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Writing to Advise

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

'Writing to Advise' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Writing

Curriculum subtopic:   Consider Purpose of Own Writing

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

When we write to advise we need to use friendly language which suggests ideas rather than tells people what to so. For example, saying 'You might...' or 'You can...' sounds better than saying 'You must...' or 'You should...'. 

 

You can also use rhetorical questions such as 'Why not try.....?' Or make statements which remind the reader that they are not alone, such as: 'Some people find it helpful to...' 

 

As with all writing tasks, remember to use full sentences, divide your work into paragraphs and add as much detail as you can to expand your point and ideas.

 

Try to spend 45 minutes on this task.

 

A number of new students have joined your school recently, in both your year group and the year group above. You have been asked by the Assistant Head Teacher in charge of students' welfare to write an article for the newsletter, offering advice to everyone who has had to move away from friends and make new ones.

 

The advice is not just for new students, but for anyone in a similar situation, e.g. anyone who has moved to a new area, Year 7 students who might still be coping with changes from primary school, or those who have recently joined Year 9 or 10. 

 

Use your own experience or your imagination to help you to write this.

  • Question 1

 

A number of new students have joined your school recently, in both your year group and the year group above. You have been asked by the Assistant Head Teacher in charge of students' welfare to write an article for the newsletter, offering advice to everyone who has had to move away from friends and make new ones.

 

The advice is not just for new students, but for anyone in a similar situation, e.g. anyone who has moved to a new area, Year 7 students who might still be coping with changes from primary school, or those who have recently joined Year 9 or 10. 

 

Use your own experience or your imagination to help you to write this.

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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