Year 6 Remote Education English 14.06.21
Date: 10th Jun 2021 @ 7:22pm
LO: To identify the structure and cohesion of a formal letter
What is needed when writing a formal letter?
On the example letter, underline and annotate:
- Recipients Address
- Main Body
- Closing Farewell
Highlight the cohesion in the letter:
Red – links between the introduction and the main body
Blue – links between the main body and the conclusion
LO: To identify formal vocabulary
Looking at the letter you used yesterday, highlight in yellow, any formal words you can see. You should find at least 5.
Can you find synonyms for the formal words you have highlighted in yellow? You can use a thesaurus to help you.
Now write a sentence for each of the formal words you have found (different to the sentences in the letter).
LO: To identify persuasive features in a formal letter
Task 1 - Match the persuasive technique to the definition – see task sheet
Task 2 – Identify the persuasive techniques in the letter to Mrs Sexton from Monday.
Write out an example for each technique you find.
E.g. Personal pronouns – ‘I, we, our’
Task 3 - Apply three of the persuasive techniques you have identified and create a short paragraph persuading your teacher to go home earlier in the school day.
LO: To use cohesive language as part of a formal letter
Read through the PowerPoint, showing you how to write a formal letter.
Write our own formal letter all about cheese.
Here are some ideas:
- Cheese is great: tasty, nutritious and part of a well-balanced diet.
- My view is that cheese is tasty.
- Due to it containing protein, it is nutritious.
- Finally, it is part of a well-balanced diet.
- Taking everything into account – you should eat cheese!
Read through and follow the PowerPoint ‘SPAG Boardbusters’
Can you play this with someone else in your house?