Y6 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling

Recognising Formal and Informal Writing Lesson

This lesson covers the prior learning of 'Were' or 'Was' and 'Did' or 'Done', and 'Have' not 'Of' and 'These/Those' not 'Them' before moving onto the main skill of recognising formal and informal writing.

The lesson starts with a prior learning activity to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning with engaging reasoning and application tasks.

National Curriculum Objective:
English Year 6: (6G7.4) Recognising vocabulary and structures that are appropriate for formal speech and writing, including subjunctive forms

English Year 6: (6G7.2) The difference between vocabulary typical of informal speech and vocabulary appropriate for formal speech and writing [for example, find out – discover; ask for – request; go in – enter]

English Year 6: (6G7.3) The difference between structures typical of informal speech and structures appropriate for formal speech and writing [for example, the use of question tags: He’s your friend, isn’t he?, or the use of subjunctive forms such as If I were or Were they to come in some very formal writing and speech]

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2 Teaching Support

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Teaching PowerPoint

Teaching PowerPoint

This teaching PowerPoint guides pupils through the prior learning of 'Were' or 'Was' and 'Did' or 'Done', and 'Have' not 'Of' and 'These/Those' not 'Them' before moving onto the main skill of recognising formal and informal writing. There are some modelled varied fluency and application and reasoning questions included at the end.

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Modelling PowerPoint

Modelling PowerPoint

This PowerPoint can be used to model the questions that the children will complete on the varied fluency and application and reasoning worksheets as part of this lesson.

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Free Year 6 GPS Scheme of Work Spring Block 3 – Formal and Informal

Free Year 6 GPS Scheme of Work Spring Block 3 – Formal and Informal

This is a free scheme of work for Year 6 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. This resource is the second block in the teaching sequence and includes 5 small steps with guidance for teaching.

1 Prior Learning

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Prior Learning Activity

Prior Learning Activity

This Recognising Formal and Informal Writing Prior Learning Activity recaps the prior learning of 'Were' or 'Was' and 'Did' or 'Done', and 'Have' not 'Of' and 'These/Those' not 'Them' before moving onto the main skill of recognising formal and informal writing.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 4 Standard English Game is designed to check pupils' ability to use standard English forms for verb inflections (was/were/did/done).

2 Varied Fluency

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Varied Fluency

Varied Fluency

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency questions for pupils to support the teaching of this step.

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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Recognising Formal and Informal Writing activity checks pupils' understanding of formal and informal vocabulary and language.

2 Application

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Application

Application

This application task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the Recognising Formal and Informal Writing lesson.

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Mixed Activity

Mixed Activity

This main activity includes varied fluency, reasoning and application questions for pupils to practise the main skill of recognising formal and informal writing.

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Application and Reasoning

Application and Reasoning

This differentiated worksheet includes application and reasoning questions to support the teaching of this step.

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Homework

Homework

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency and application and reasoning questions to support the teaching of this step.