Real Writing Year 6 - Unit 7
Model text: Is this the perfect trainer?
Curriculum Links: Science (materials), PE
This writing unit for Year 6 is built around an original model text by Anita Loughrey; an advertisement for trainers. The example text is available as a PDF in three versions (plain, illustrated and annotated); annotated and non-annotated PowerPoint presentations are also included.
In this two-week unit, pupils will explore how the advert is persuading readers and create their own persuasive advert for a new pair of trainers that they have designed. This unit could be used within a topic based on healthy lifestyles or materials.
Key curriculum skills
Two fully resourced lessons are included for Year 5/6 English objectives:
1. Vocabulary: To use a dictionary to check the meaning of words
Pupils will: use sentence cards to match words to their definitions. Write additional possible meanings for words and use them in a sentence to demonstrate understanding.
2. Grammar: To use hyphens to avoid ambiguity
Pupils will: Draw pictures to show the meanings of words with and without hyphens. Create compound adjectives to describe a picture of a bicycle. Write a persuasive paragraph for a magazine article about the bicycle.
- noun phrases
- modal verbs
- adverbs of possibility
- relative clauses
Additional Y6 teaching points
- using layout devices
- exploring using different registers when writing
Year 6 words: featured vocabulary
Spelling words: marvellous, recommend, definitely, excellent
Tier 2 words: feature, material, traction, durability, durable, manoeuvre, manoeuvrability, stable, product
Tier 3 words: marvellous, recommend, definitely, excellent