Writing for audience and purpose
Order by: 13 resources
Rewriting for audience and purpose
Students explore aspects of language and tone, and experiment with their own writing task.
The commentary box
A really useful resource in which students evaluate the effectiveness of their own writing by completing a commentary. This resource links to 7169 'Writing to persuade' but can be used as a stand-alone resource for either KS4 or KS5 students.
Researching The Kraken
A range of activities inspired by the Tennyson poem.
Teachers TV video - Language and grammar formal and informal texts
KS3 students explore emails and texts as a way of approaching formal and informal texts.
Using an extract from 'The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy' as a starting point students explore non-fiction writing.
Writing Standard English
Quick activity to introduce students to the use of Standard English in writing.
Work experience writing task
Students are given a sample writing task (part of a magazine article on Work Experience) and are asked to check, improve and add to it. Three levels available. Suitable for demonstration on IWB.
Danger Mouse project
A study of moving image cartoon as preparation for comic book cartoon work. A fun project with serious potential. Additional resource needed: Danger Mouse 'Project Moon' DVD/video.
Purpose, audience, format
A detailed and lively lesson plan and resources to prepare students to adapt their writing to purpose, audience and format.
The four writing purpose triplets
Intended as an A5 booklet, this resource offers some useful pointers (in note form) for each of the triplets.
Exploring the writing triplets
Decide which of the triplets each writing task is addressing. Originally intended as preparation for SATs.
Formal writing styles ~ writing up a science experiment
Change an informal description into a formal piece of writing.
Writing for different audiences and purposes
Adapt texts to suit different purposes.
Other resource collections
Contemporary language change
Complex to simple
Creative writing (KS4)
Grammar - sentence construction