Presentation on theme: "Aims of the lesson: To use the success criteria to improve our “inform” piece of coursework To ensure that you have included all of the features of writing."— Presentation transcript:
Aims of the lesson: To use the success criteria to improve our “inform” piece of coursework To ensure that you have included all of the features of writing to inform.
Writing to inform To inform means to give facts to another person. If you were informing someone about a job, you should: Use straightforward language to convey essential information. For example, what is involved in the job? Give the readers a bit more information. For example, what is interesting about the job and what you enjoy about it? Remember you are giving information. Imagine that someone asked about your job because they are thinking they might like a similar one. Think about PAF Purpose - to inform - giving unbiased information which is reliable and factual Audience - could be anyone Format - could be giving instructions, recipes, directions, manuals, science experiment
Writing to inform! What techniques should you use?Other ideas… 1.language is clear 2.factual and impersonal. 3.Use short and clear sentences. 4.Break up the writing with diagrams, illustrations, pictures and subheadings. 5.Use connectives 6.Use “you” to address the reader 7.Use of technical vocabulary 8.Use of interesting vocabulary 9.Aim it at the correct audience
Editing! This is no longer allowed to be a podcast! Please go through now and remove any mentions of a “listening audience.” Check any red and green underlining and change it! Re-write your introduction now to make it longer and more informative.
Have a look at these examples! Example 1Example 2 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article- 2747359/Half-poor-white-boys- struggling-read-11-Children-likely-read- text-messages-books-study-finds.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article- 28860/UK-tops-league-teenage- pregnancy.html
Success criteria 1.Have I used clear and simple sentences? 2.Have I used factual information? 3.Have I used interesting vocabulary? 4.Have I used punctuation for effect? 5.Have I used “you” to address the reader? /5