Writing : Level 5 Writing Targets

Level 5C Writing Targets
  • My ideas are developed through imaginative detail

  • I am able to show feelings through the images I develop, e.g. Sadness was in here eyes while her lips quivered.

  • I am able to adapt my writing to suit a particular audience, e.g. instructions for a child and an adult

  • I am beginning to use literacy features in my writing for effect, e.g. personification, alliteration, idioms

  • I can structure my writing appropriately in a range of genres

  • I can use a range of techniques to engage the reader

  • I can choose between standard English, colloquialism or dialect according to the formality of my writing

  • My writing is organised into a planned and coherent series of paragraphs

  • I can start sentences in at least three different ways

  • I can use a wide range of connectives to link ideas, e.g. Furthermore ..., Nevertheless ..., On the other hand ...

  • I can position a clause to achieve effect, e.g. In a desperate hurry, the boy ran down the road.

  • I can start a sentence with a conjunction, e.g. Although ..., Despite ..., Whenever ...

  • I can use a full range of punctuation appropriately

  • I can use precise and adventurous vocabulary for effect

  • I can use a range of styles of handwriting for different purposes

Level 5B Writing Targets

  • I can weave dialogue, action and description through my stories

  • I can avoid repetition and unnecessary statements in my writing

  • When writing non-fiction, I am confident in the structure and information I need to show

  • I am starting to elaborate upon my viewpoints

  • I can comment upon the characters' thoughts and feelings in my writing

  • I can use flashbacks and time shifts confidently in my narrative writing, signalling them clearly.

  • I am starting to use sub-plots to be woven into my main plot in a story.

  • In non-chronological writing, I introduce, develop and conclude paragraphs appropriately

  • In my closing statements, I can refer back to starting points

  • Using ICT, I can produce text which combines images and sounds.

  • My paragraphs are varied in length and structure.

  • My final paragraphs offer an appropriate summary and/or appeal to the reader

  • I can use modal verbs in sentences, e.g. The girl should be, would be, could be

  • I can use a full range of punctuation, including for effect, e.g. No! Stop!

  • I can use a range of figurative language consistently to enhance narrative writing

  • I can use similes and metaphors, e.g. The hands were as cold as ice

  • My vocabulary is chosen to reflect shades of meaning, e.g. irritated, angry, furious

  • I can spell most words with suffixes and prefixes

Level 5A Writing Targets

  • I can elaborate on various viewpoints whilst maintaining consistency
  • I can gather ideas and make the most appropriate choice from them
  • I make effective use of flashbacks and time shifts in my writing
  • My choice of vocabulary is both precise and effective for the context in which I am writing
  • I can show clear links between my paragraphs
  • My ICT presentations are clear, effective and have impact.
  • The beginning and end of my paragraphs make logical links to each other
  • I can use embedded subordinate clauses for economy of expression
  • I can manipulate tenses for effect, e,g. writing in a diary in all three tenses
  • I am confident in using a full range of punctuation effectively
  • I choose vocabulary purposefully to sustain reader interest
  • I can spelling easy, unfamiliar and complex words