Strand 8

8 Composition, shaping and constructing language for expression and effect

8.1 Developing viewpoint, voice and ideas

  • Year 7 Develop character and voice in their own fiction writing
  • Year 7 Develop their own viewpoint, drawing on evidence, opinions and the particular purpose of the task
  • Year 8 Draw on some techniques and devices used by writers in order to develop distinctive character and voice in their own fiction
  • Year 8 Select techniques and devices used by writers, and draw on a range of evidence, opinions, information and the purpose of the task, in order to develop a consistent viewpoint in their own non-fiction writing
  • Year 9 Establish and sustain distinctive character, point of view and voice in their fiction writing by drawing on a wide range of techniques and devices used by writers
  • Year 9 Establish and sustain a clear and logical personal viewpoint through the analysis and selection of convincing evidence, opinons and appropriate information, and other techniques used by writers to meet the purpose of the task

Links to Assessing Pupil Progress

  • WAF1 Write imaginative, interesting and thoughtful texts
  • WAF2 Produce texts which are appropriate to task, reader and purpose

8.2 Varying sentences and punctuation for clarity and effect

  • Year 7 Use punctuation accurately to clarigy meaning and create effects in clauses, sentences and when writing speech
  • Year 7 Vary sentence length and structure in order to provide approapirate detail, make clear the relationship between ideas, and create effects according to task, purpose and reader
  • Year 8 Draw on the full range of punctuation, including colons and semicolons, to clarify meaning, aid cohesion and create a variety of effects
  • Year 8 Draw on the knowledge of a wide variety of sentence lengths and structures including complex sentences, and apply it to their own writing to clarify ideas and create a range of effects according task, purpose and reader
  • Year 9 Deploy appropriately in their own writing, the range of punctuation choices make by writers to enhance and empahsise meaning, aid cohesion and create a wide range of effects
  • Year 9 Deploy appropriately in their own writing the range of sentence structures used by writers to enhance and empahsise meaning , aid cohesion and create a wide range of effects according to task, purpose and reader

Links to Assessing Pupil Progress

  • WAF3 Organise and present whole texts effectively, sequencing and structuring information, ideas and events
  • WAF Vary sentences for clarity, purpose and effect
  • WAF6 Write with technical accuracy of syntax and punctuation in phrases, clauses and sentences

8.3 Improving vocabulary for precision and impact

  • Year 7 Use vocabulary precisely and imaginatively to clarify and extend meaning and create specific effects
  • Year 8 Create considered and appropriate effects by draing independently on trhe range and variety of their own vocabulary, and by using strategies and resources to extend their available choice
  • Year 9 Shape and affect the reader’s response through conscious choices and in planned ways by selecting ambitiously from a wide and varied vocabulary for a range of tasks, purposes and readers.

Links to Assessing Pupil Progress

  • WAF7 Select appropriate and effective vocabulary

8.4 Developing varied linguistic and literary techniques

  • Year 7 Develop in their won writing some of the key linguistic and literary techniques used by writers and deploy them for deliberate effect on the reader
  • Year 8 Draw on a repertoire of linguistic and literary techniques and select those most appropriate for creating specific effects in their own writing
  • Year 9 Elicit a range of responses from the reader, have made a judgement about the effectiveness of specific linguistic and literary techniques in particular contexts or for specific tasks

Links to Assessing Pupil Progress

  • WAF1 Write imaginative, interesting and thoughtful texts
  • WAF2 Produce texts which are appropriate to task, reader and purpose
  • WAF3 Organise and present whole texts effectively, sequencing and structuring information, ideas and events

8.5 Structuring, organising and presenting texts in a variety of forms on paper and on screen

  • Year 7 Make ideas and purposes clear by appropriate use of paragraphing and by choosing from a range of linking words and phrases
  • Year 7 Shape the overall organisation, sequence and presentation of a text to convey ideas clearly and effectively
  • Year 8 Use a range of cohesive devices with audience and purpose in mind, drawing on experience of how writers develop and connect ideas within and between paragraphs
  • Year 8 Experiment with different ways of presenting texts, drawing on a range of modes, formats and media with the needs of the reader in mind
  • Year 9 Shape and craft language within individual paragraphs and structure ideas between them to achieve particular literary, transactional or rhetorical effects with purpose and audience in mind
  • Year 9 Select the most appropriate text format, layout and presentation to create impact and engage the reader

Links to Assessing Pupil Progress

  • WAF3 Organise and present whole texts effectively, sequencing and structuring information, ideas and events
  • WAF4 Construct paragraphs and use cohesion within and between paragraphs

8.6 Developing and using editing and proofreading skills on paper and on screen

  • Year 7 Make improvements to a piece of writing as it progresses by developing techniques for editing, proofreading and making revisions
  • Year 8 Apply skills in editing and proofreading in a range of different texts and contexts, reviewing and revisiting writing as it progresses
  • Year 9 Evaluate the effectiveness and likely impact on the reader of their writing by using the editing, proofreading and reviewing process, and revise as necessary.

Links to Assessing Pupil Progress

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