Y6 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling

Using Formal and Informal Styles Lesson

This lesson covers the prior learning of recognising formal and informal writing before moving onto the main skill of using formal and informal styles of writing.

The lesson starts with a prior learning activity to check pupils’ understanding. 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 recognising formal and informal writing before moving onto the main skill of using formal and informal styles of 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.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

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Video Tutorial

In this Formal and Informal Structures Video Tutorial, Ivan shows children how to recognise the different structures of formal and informal writing.

1 Prior Learning

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Prior Learning Activity

Prior Learning Activity

This Using Formal and Informal Styles Prior Learning Activity recaps the prior learning of recognising formal and informal writing before moving onto the main skill of using formal and informal styles of writing.

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Interactive Activity

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

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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Flashcards Activity

Flashcards Activity

This Year 6 Formal and Informal Structures Flash Card Game is designed to check pupils' ability to recognise the difference between structures of informal and formal speech.

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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Formal and Informal Structures Game is designed to check pupils' ability to recognise the difference between structures of informal and formal speech.

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 Using Formal and Informal Styles 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 using formal and informal styles of 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.

2 Homework

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Homework

Homework

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