Letter Writing. A lesson in writing formal letters: structure, format and style.Quick View

Letter Writing. A lesson in writing formal letters: structure, format and style.

A full lesson (recently observed as 'Outstanding') which depicts how to write a formal letter applying for a job. Based on the Edexcel's English Language (Paper 2) imaginative writing task. A fast-paced, pupil-led lesson with varied activities and integrated (graded) peer assessment. Worksheets are provided for differentiation of the task and a full lesson plan shows details of all activities (although the PPT is very straightforward anyway). Visit my shop for more useful resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/PhilippaBrooks
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Writing Informal Letters for Transactional WritingQuick View

Writing Informal Letters for Transactional Writing

A fully differentiated set of lessons that has the LOs running on every slide. The lessons use bronze, silver and gold tasks to challenge all learners and gives opportunities for students to develop their transactional writing skills, much needed for the Language examination for every exam board.
EnglishGrade5
Article, Speech and Letter WritingQuick View

Article, Speech and Letter Writing

Speech, Article and Letter writing lessons. Tailored to the AQA spec. They are aimed at teaching towards Language Paper 2 Q5 however there are also integrated mastery tasks regarding the rest of the assessment.
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Persuasive Letter Writing Year 5Quick View

Persuasive Letter Writing Year 5

This is a weeks plan based on writing a persuasive letter. First of all, it involves teaching children the different persuasive tricks such as flattery, rhetorical questions, repetition, exaggeration etc. These lessons also involve children orally trying to persuade each other, or their class teacher by using the above techniques. Children enjoyed persuading alot. These lessons also touch on letter writing (formal) and ensure that children use the correct structure and tone depending on who they are writing to. We happened to be learning about Ancient Greece at the time, so the letter in which is used as a model, is connected to Ancient Greece. *UPDATED* This resource has become increasingly more popular, so I have decided to update it by adding extra scaffolding and a lower ability version of the letter as a model. Please leave a review in what you liked/disliked/needs improving and I'll happily alter the resource.
Morrisr9
Writing a formal letter for a job application. 1-9 GCSE letter. Writing skills A05 and A06.Quick View

Writing a formal letter for a job application. 1-9 GCSE letter. Writing skills A05 and A06.

A full lesson (recently observed as 'Outstanding') which depicts how to write a formal letter applying for a job. Based on the Edexcel's English Language (Paper 2) imaginative writing task. A fast-paced, pupil-led lesson with varied activities and integrated (graded) peer assessment. Worksheets are provided for differentiation of the task and a full lesson plan shows details of all activities (although the PPT is very straightforward anyway).
PhilippaBrooks
Formal Letter Writing for GCSEQuick View

Formal Letter Writing for GCSE

Aimed at middle-upper ability GCSE groups, this PowerPoint teaches the layout and language of a formal letter. It is oriented towards AQA 8700/2/Question 5 but could be adapted for other boards. In order, the PowerPoint contents are: A multiple-choice entry task AQA advice on features of format A sample AQA-style question. Students identify PAF and reflect on the importance of being mindful of PAF in relation to Question 5. Extension task included. The layout of a formal letter, which students copy. Extension questions included. Notes regarding the formal greeting and formal sign-off A re-cap on the features of formal and informal language. Students cut the features out, organise them under two headings and stick them into their books. An example response to the given question. Students read and identify different features (differentiated) An opportunity for independent writing, with success criteria provided. Peer assessmemt and self-reflection. These files were last saved in Office 2016.
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Letter WritingQuick View

Letter Writing

This is an excellent resource for teaching students how to write an informal letter. The activity also assist students in developing paragraphs within a writing piece.
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Writing a letterQuick View

Writing a letter

A fully differentiated and resourced lesson to help KS3 and KS4 students prepare for Section B of AQA English Language Paper 2. Students analyse the assessment objectives for Section B before writing a letter based on an exam-style question. Many more inexpensive, high quality English resources are available at my shop: Lead Practitioner's Shop
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Persuasive letter writing resourcesQuick View

Persuasive letter writing resources

Activities and help sheets to aid the teaching of persuasive letter writing. Lots of vocabulary and phrases to model and learn from. Suitable for Year 3 or 4 and possible above.
andytheedom
War Horse KS3 - Letter writingQuick View

War Horse KS3 - Letter writing

A lesson guiding students through the skills needed for letter writing. Uses real WW1 examples of letters home to help model their work. Ideal for KS3 or high ability KS2. Lesson makes reference to the GCSE AOs in order to build familiarity with assessment criteria and promote mastery
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Persuasive Letter Writing - Victorian Workhouses - KS2Quick View

Persuasive Letter Writing - Victorian Workhouses - KS2

This lesson pack includes all the resources (PowerPoint slides, lesson plan, video links, worksheets and activities) needed to deliver the lesson. The lesson explores the features of persuasive writing in the context of Victorian Workhouses. Children magpie features of persuasive writing and then start to plan their own, leading up to writing a letter to the Prime Minister at the time in order to abolish the workhouses. Taught during a lesson observation and got great feedback - children very engaged in this cross-curricular approach to literacy.
scott209
Writing lettersQuick View

Writing letters

Powerpoint and resources for three lessons on writing letters. Lesson 1 - purpose of letters and examples Lesson 2 - completing letters which have parts missing, differentiated sheets Lesson 3 - writing a complete letter
goofygoober
Persuasive letter writing exampleQuick View

Persuasive letter writing example

I couldn't find a text on line which provided the example of what I was looking for in a model persuasive letter. So I wrote one (and wish that i had done earlier as it was quicker) This is a letter to the head teacher which tries to persuade them to get rid of school uniform. It can be used as a model text to look at with the children to identify features and language. It could be used a starting letter to be up-leveled and improved We used it as the 'Imitate' text at the beginning of a T4W cycle Hope you find it useful and it saves you some time.
Rachael44
Quality Ks1 Writing NEW  KPIs  Viewpoint letter writing on  'The Pirates Next Door'  Jonny DuddleQuick View

Quality Ks1 Writing NEW KPIs Viewpoint letter writing on 'The Pirates Next Door' Jonny Duddle

A Short KS1 Writing unit based on the popular children’s picture book: The Pirates Next Door. The unit inspires quality, structured writing that meets the new KS1 writing KPis at Expected and Greater Depth Level The unit covers: Reading phase: inferring a character’s thoughts and actions Writing with a clear purpose and viewpoint Organising related ideas into sections and paragraphs short openings and endings past tense regular and irregular verbs using capital letters for proper nouns I started this unit with drama - getting into the role of the villagers and focusing on their viewpoint. How were they feeling when the Pirates arrived in town? Why were most villagers angry? What did they think? say? Then they completed the reading inference speech bubbles for 2 different character viewpoints. (see example) Then I held a council meeting for the residents of ‘Dull-On-Sea’ and the children were given a format to record the ‘notes of the meeting’ From the notes- they used a structured letter template to create a letter to the council complaining about the Pirates’ arrival. This was highly successful and created fantastic letters with clear viewpoints. The pack includes: 1x character though bubble recording sheet 1x example speech bubbles inferring a character viewpoint 1x template for council notes recording sheet 1x letter to council template/structured support sheet 1x word mat containing regular past tense verbs and character names from the book to support spelling. Powepoint for guided group work- exploring which phrases are preferable for persuassive writing. utube videolink for the audio book (free link via utube)
donmac2
KS2 Christmas English Writing Task (Persuasive Letter Writing)Quick View

KS2 Christmas English Writing Task (Persuasive Letter Writing)

A full lesson resource. A PowerPoint that explains what persuasive writing is and examples of the features that need to be included in writing. Task: Students receive a letter from the headteacher (letter included) saying that the Christmas party has been cancelled. Students must write a persuasive letter to the principal outlining reasons not to cancel the party. Supporting PowerPoint takes students through the planning process and highlights the features of persuasive writing (introduction, explaining your views, paragraphs, rhetorical questions, facts/data, persuasive language). Included: PowerPoint with task and features of persuasive writing Persuasive letter from the principal Persuasive Letter Mat (Gives examples of rhetorical questions, persuasive language and facts to include) Two Planning templates Two letter templates See my shop for more Christmas and other resources https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/TopmarksEd
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Writing a Letter: How to Write a Letter to the Queen of EnglandQuick View

Writing a Letter: How to Write a Letter to the Queen of England

This was a really fun activity that I came up with for all of my geography classes (from Key Stage 2 to IGCSE) whilst teaching in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. I had no idea whether the Queen (or her office!) would actually reply, but the students were delighted to receive a letter along with information about the Royal family, and of course a letter with the Buckingham Palace postal mark on it! This was hung in pride of place in the school entrance, much to the delight of visiting parents. The activity is based on the National Curriculum for geography, and how to address an envelope, along with understanding the differences between country, county, postal code, and street name. But is equally beneficial as part of a literacy lesson, introducing yourself to a stranger, or for talking about the cultural differences, or being on holiday. For example, Georgia has no postmen or women, and there are no post boxes, whereas Britain has red post boxes, and our stamp has an image of the Queen's head on it. The worksheet itself is hand drawn as I had no resources in Georgia, other than access to a photocopier in the city. I hope you will enjoy this activity as much as we did. I sent each class's letters in one envelope, we heard back a month or so later, mainly due to Georgia not really having a postal system at that time. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.
sarah277
INFORMAL LETTER WRITING: LESSON AND RESOURCESQuick View

INFORMAL LETTER WRITING: LESSON AND RESOURCES

This resource covers the integral, surface and deep features of informal letter writing. It contains full-on activities and assessments to cover the skills of literacy in an easy, structured, cover-your-bases system. It includes everything you need to get going with Informal Letter Writing in your classroom. This Resource Includes: 1. Detailed Lesson Plan 2. Word Bank 3. Assessment Rubrics 4. Sample 5. Prompts 6. Template 7. List of Connectives 8. List of Active Verbs 9. Adjectives & Adverbs Learning Objectives: • Recall the format of an informal letter. • Differentiate between formal and informal letters. • Write a letter to a people known. Teachers can use this to enhance the writing skills of the learners, especially the technique needed to follow a format in writing an informal letter.
john421969
Back to School: Writing a Formal LetterQuick View

Back to School: Writing a Formal Letter

This is a simplified, step-by-step guidance for writing a formal letter. I have these laminated for pupil use. We hope that you enjoy this resource! We would love your feedback, if you like what you see, please follow us: on Tes TeachElite’s Shop click the’Follow this Author button’ . We will keep you updated on any sales we throw or FREEBIES we upload. You can find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeachEliteRE and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachElite/
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