Drafting and redrafting
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A handy mat covering key aspects of grammar, spelling and punctuation. Photocopy double-sided for classroom use.
Give students a nudge in the right direction with this guide to drafting work.
Pimp my writing!
Rate your writing using the snooze-ometer, then use the suggested techniques to pimp your writing! (You might like to hand out page 2 after page 1 as it contains re-worked examples of the page 1 activity.) Also available as a Promethean flipchart.
An activity in which students find other more specific adjectives to describe a range of nouns, followed by writing a postcard to describe a nice holiday without using the word 'nice'. A differentiated version with extension activities is also available, along with a Magnet whizzy.
Recognising and avoiding ambiguity
Useful PowerPoint guide.
Using outline view in MS Word
Use this handy option to help structure writing.
Drafting your work using MS Word
Use 'track changes' and other reviewing tools in Word to improve writing. Instructions are for Word 97-2003.
How to improve your writing
Looking at content, audience, purpose and creating an impact with a dramatic beginning.
How to improve your first draft
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