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TSA Writing Skills (Primary 6). Pre-writing John is writing a diary entry about a new classmate in his class. You are John. Complete the diary entry.

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1 TSA Writing Skills (Primary 6)

2 Pre-writing

3 John is writing a diary entry about a new classmate in his class. You are John. Complete the diary entry in about 80 words. The following questions may help you. Read the question Underline the keywords Situation Text type What to write Number of words

4 Brainstorm ideas (1) Pictures ?? ? readingsurfing dancing

5 From the pictures, find out: Who is the new classmate? What does he look like? What does he like doing? How do you feel about him? Can you think of any other ideas?

6 Brainstorm ideas (2) Mind map Think of as many ideas about this new classmate as possible Sometimes there may be a mind map to tell you what you can write about

7 (2) Mind map 12 years old short hair ? Main ideas Supporting details Other ideas A new classmate reading surfing hobbies dancing feeling for him good student Name: Henry

8  What: the thing or action  When: the time  Where: the place  Who: the people  Why: the reason ……  How: the way something happens  How many: the number of something  How much: the price …… Brainstorm ideas (3) Question words Use ‘wh-’ words and ‘how’ question words to brainstorm ideas of different areas, e.g.

9 (3) Question words Who (is the new classmate)? How (old is he)? What (does he look like)? What (does he like doing?) How (do you feel about him)? Henry 12 short hair, big eyes reading, surfing and dancing good

10 Writing

11 (1) Topic sentences I have a new classmate in my class. His name is Henry and he is 12 years old. He has short hair and big eyes. He is happy in this new school. We often have lunch together and we become close friends. I like reading and so is he. He is a good student. A topic sentence is usually put at the beginning of a paragraph. Use topic sentence to tell the main idea of a paragraph

12 (2) Supporting details Write more details about the main idea I have a new classmate in my class. His name is Henry and he is 12 years old. He has short hair and big eyes. He is happy in this new school. We often have lunch together and we become close friends. I like reading and so is he. He is a good student. Details about this new classmate

13 After class, he always does what he likes to do. He likes surfing in the sea. He also likes dancing. He dances very well! Later I will join him to learn how to play chess and have fun together. Use relevant vocabulary items Here are some vocabulary about activities. (2) Supporting details

14 I have a new classmate in my class. His name is Henry and he is 12 years old. He has short hair and big eyes. He is happy in this new school. We often have lunch together and we become close friends. I like reading and so is he. He is a good student. Use adjectives to describe how Henry looks and the writer’s feeling towards him. Use more adjectives

15 After class, he always does what he likes to do. He likes surfing in the sea. He also likes dancing. He dances very well! Later I will join him to learn how to play chess and have fun together. Use connectives to link up ideas (3) Linking ideas

16 More connectives Cause: because, since, as Addition: and, too, also, besides Contrast: but, however, yet, on the other hand Purpose: in order to, so as to Result: therefore, as a result Sequence: first, then, after that, finally, later Connectives can link up two sentences and make the paragraph looks more natural

17 Formats

18 (1) Story Beginning introduce the setting and the characters Development Introduce the plot / problem Climax the most important or exciting part Ending the problem is usually solved

19 What happened How you feel (2) Diary Entry Date Weather

20 (3) Informal letter Recipient Opening Main body Ending Date Sender Closing

21 (4) E-mail Recipient Opening Main body Ending Sender Closing

22 (5) Article Introduction introduce the topic Main body main idea 1 + supporting details main idea 2 + supporting details main idea 3 + supporting details Conclusion sum up the ideas give your view

23 Post-writing

24 Read again Take 5-10 minutes to read your writing again Check the language (grammar) - tenses - spelling Check the format (especially letters) Check the number of words (about 80 words)

25 - The End -


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