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Writing composition

Identify the audience for and purpose of the writing
Choose the appropriate form and register for the audience and purpose of the writing
Use grammatical structures/features and choose vocabulary appropriate to the audience, purpose and degree of formality to make meaning clear and create effect
Use a range of sentence starters to create specific effects, for example, adverbials, conjunctions, ing, ed
Use developed noun phrases to add detail to sentences
Use the passive voice to present information with a different emphasis
Use commas to mark phrases and clauses
Sustain and develop main ideas logically in narrative and non-narrative writing
Use character, dialogue and action to advance events in narrative writing
Summarise text, conveying key information
Write paragraphs with a topic sentence which clearly signal a change in, for example, subject, time, place, event
Use organisational and presentational devices to structure text and to guide the reader, for example, headings, bullet points, underlining
Assess the effectiveness of their own and others' writing
Suggest changes to vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning
Ensure the consistent and correct use of tense throughout a piece of writing
Ensure correct subject and verb agreement when using singular and plural
Distinguish between the language of speech and writing
Distinguish between the correct subject and verb agreement when using singular and plural
Distinguish between the language of speech and writing and choose the appropriate register
Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors
Perform their own compositions, using appropriate intonation, volume, and movement so that meaning is clear

Writing transcription

Convert verbs into nouns by adding suffixes, for example, tion, ure
Distinguish between homophones and other words which are often confused
Spell identified commonly misspelt words from Year 5 and 6 word list
Understand that the spelling of some words needs to be learnt specifically
Use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words
Use the first three or four letters of a word to check spelling, meaning or both of these in a dictionary
Use a thesaurus
Use a range of spelling strategies
Choose which shape of a letter to use when given choices and deciding, as part of their personal style, whether or not to join specific letters
Choose the writing implement that is best suited for a task (e.g. quick notes, letters)
Choose the appropriate style and form for the purpose and audience of the writing
Use techniques to engage the reader, for example, personal comments, opening hook, flashback
Write paragraphs with a clear focus
Write paragraphs with different structures and lengths
Link ideas within and between paragraphs with a range of cohesive devices, for example, connectiong adverbs/adverbials, use of pronouns
Use different sentence structures and length to suit the purpose and audience of the writing
Use a range of sentence types for impact and specific effect on the reader
Control complex sentences, manipulating the clauses to achieve specific effects
Use punctuation to convey and clarify meaning, including colon and semi-colon
Make precise and specific word choices according to the text type and audience
Summarise longer texts precisely, identifying the key information
Use the passive voice confidently, for example, to create suspense or in a science investigation or historical or geographical report
Use the subjunctive in the most formal writing to express a wish or a suggestion for the future
The scale E E+ E++ M M+ M++ X X+ X++
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No. of statements 8 12 17 22 26 31 3 6 13