Strand 9

9 Conventions: drawing on conventions and structures

9.1 Using the conventions of standard English

  • Year 7 Understand the conventions of standard English and how to use them consistently in their writing
  • Year 7 Understand and use degrees of formality in a range of texts according to context, purpose and audience
  • Year 8 Understand the significance and importance of conventional standard English, the ways in which writers use non-standard forms in specific contexts for particular effects, and how to use standard and ono-standard English whe appropriate in their own writing
  • Year 8 Draw on knowledge of how and why writers use varing degrees of foramility and informaility to make appropraiate choices of style and register in their own writing
  • Year 9 Write fluently and sustain standard English in wide and varied texgts and contexts and for a rang eof purposes and audience
  • Year 9 Understand the range of formal andinforal styles used by writers, and ways to deploy them appropriately in their won writing to enhance and impahsise meaning and create a wide range of effects with task, purpose and reader in mind

Links to Assessing Pupil Progress

  • 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
  • WAF4 Construct paragraphs and use cohesion within and between paragraphs
  • WAF5 Vary sentences for clarity, purpose and effect
  • WAF6 Write with technical accuracy of syntax and punctuation in phrases, clauses and sentences

9.2 Using grammar accurately and appropriately

  • Year 7 Understand and use appropriately in their own writing the conventions of sentence grammar
  • Year 8 Draw on their knowledge of grammatical conventions to write grammaitically accuragte tets that are appropriate to the task, audience and purpose
  • Year 9 Understand the ways in which writers modify and adapt phrase and sentence structures and conventions to create effects, and how to make such adaptations when appropriate to their own writing

Links to Assessing Pupil Progress

  • 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
  • WAF4 Construct paragraphs and use cohesion within and between paragraphs
  • WAF5 Vary sentences for clarity, purpose and effect
  • WAF6 Write with technical accuracy of syntax and punctuation in phrases, clauses and sentences

9.3 Reviewing spelling and increasing knowledge of word derivations, patterns and families

  • Year 7 Spell common words correctly
  • Year 7 Increase knowledge of word families, roots, derivations, morphology and regular spelling patterns
  • Year 8 Spell most words correctly including some complex polysyllabic words and unfamiliar words
  • Year 8 Apply knowledge of spelling skills and strategies with increasing independence
  • Year 9 Spell correctly throughout a substantial text including ambitious or complex polysyllabic words

Links to Assessing Pupil Progress

  • WAF8 Use correct spelling

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