Writing Techniques

Click on the books below to select a text based on specific writing techniques and learning intentions.

Procedural Texts

Focus: The structure and language features of a procedural text

This Doc also features some exemplar responses from my learners

How to Make a Hangi

Focus: The structure and language features of a procedural text.

Students label the features of a model taken from TKI

Writing with Clarity

Focus: The importance of writing clearly using specific vocabulary.

Students compare three sets of instructions for simple card games.

A Story with a Message

Possible focus: awareness of audience

1000 words

Focus: making inferences from images. Analysing the deeper meaning within an image

Caged Bird by Maya Angelou

Possible focus: metaphor and language features

Contains student response exemplars

How to look after a horse

Possible focus: The structure and use of factual information

Child Hunger in NZ

Possible focus: paragraph structure

Why do we need libraries

Possible focus: the statement, explanation, example paragraph structure

Child Hunger in NZ

Possible focus: paragraph structure

School Uniforms

Focus: How to justify an argument through the use of supporting detail (and conjunctions).

Why do we need libraries

Possible focus: the statement, explanation, example paragraph structure

Chocolate Description (Student created)

Possible Focus - the use of the senses to aid description, choice of vocabulary

School Uniforms

Focus: How to justify an argument through the use of supporting detail (and conjunctions).

Ban PE!

Focus: The structure and language features of a persuasive text

Fortnite by David

Student exemplar: model text for reluctant readers.

Why we need to go to school by Sheena

Student exemplar: good to critique for effective language features and errors.