Students retell familiar stories, develop sequels for stories they have read, write stories about events in their own lives, and create original stories. They include a beginning, middle, and end in the narratives to develop the plot and characters.
Important Parts of a Letter
When laying out a formal letter you need to focus on 6 areas:
Place this in the upper left-hand corner of the letter in the form of:
The date should be placed at least one line below your address and written in full.
Recipient's AddressPlace this at least one line below the date. If you wish you may include the name of the person you’re writing to, their job title or department, and company name at the top of this address.
Note: do not include the recipient’s phone number or email address.
If you know the name of the person you’re writing to, the salutation should be in the form of:
Dear/ Title/ Name e.g. Dear Mr. Smith
Note: in a formal letter it is preferable not to use the recipient’s first name.
If you don’t know the name of the person you’re writing to use “Dear Sir” or “Dear Madam” instead. If you don’t know the sex of the person you can use “Dear Sir or Madam”.
The closing finishes off your letter and should be placed below the text of your letter on the left-hand side.
If you have used a person’s name in your salutation close your letter with “Yours sincerely”.
If you have used Dear Sir or Dear Madam, close the letter with “Yours faithfully”.
Signature / Name
Formal letters must be signed with your name on the bottom left of the page. Print (or type) your name below your signature.
Students write to themselves and to specific, known audiences. Their writing is personal and often less formal than other genres. They share news, explore new ideas, and record notes. Students learn the special formatting that letters and envelopes require.
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Persuasion is winning someone to your viewpoint or cause using appeals to logic, moral character, and emotion. Students present their position clearly and support it with examples and evidence.
The links below will provide you with many experiences reading and writing persuasive texts.
Planning Your Writing
Examples and Activities
Perfecting Your Work
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