What do I need to revise? Writing skills: • Persuasive writing skills • A range of punctuation • A range of sentence constructions Reading skills: • Picking out information • Using evidence to support ideas • Answering clearly and in detail
Writing • AFOREST • Punctuation variation: ? ; ( ) ! • Sentence variation – long and short sentences (simple, compound and complex; use a one-word sentence for emphasis) • Clear paragraphs, linked with connectives. • Ideas in a logical sequence.
Alliteration (hungry horses) Facts (£2 can buy a new net) Opinions (I think it’s a great plan) Rhetorical question (Do you?) Empathy (I know it’s hard, but..) Statistics (1 in 3 are successful) Threes (fresh, tasty and healthy) Learn these persuasive skills!
Punctuation! ! To show surprise or an exclamation. Surprise! ? To show a question. Did you know that? ( ) To add more information (such as a fact) ‘’To use a quote. This is ‘useful’ when explaining ideas. ; joins two simple sentences; it can be used where ‘and’ would normally go.
Sentence types Simple : One verb. The dog ate the bone. Compound : Two simple sentences joined with a conjuntion. The dog ate the bone and the cat drank the milk. Complex: A simple sentence and a subordinate clause. The cat drank the milk, purring loudly. One-word: Used for emphasis/effect. Bang! Use long and short sentences!
Reading • Read each question carefully. • Answer clearly, using examples when asked. • The longer question asks you to use PEE/PEEE/PEEEL. Remember to do this! • Remember to put work into sentences and paragraphs.
Point Evidence Explain P: make your point E: give an example from the text E: explain how your example proves your point. The charity tries to persuade use to donate by suggesting a small amount. ‘Just £2 can make a big difference’shows that even a small donation is worth giving and can help.
Point Evidence Explain Expand P: make your point E: give an example from the text E: explain how your example proves your point. E: develop your idea in more detail The charity tries to persuade use to donate by suggesting a small amount. ‘Just £2 can make a big difference’shows that even a small donation is worth giving and can help. This will encourage those who think a small amount isn’t helpful to donate, as every little helps.