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Module: Relationship

Unit: Send a message

Level: KS2

Suggested Learning and Teaching Resources

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1. Create Your Own Tips to Friends

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Source: www.scholastic.com
Media: Web page Animation 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Use imperative sentences to give commands, e.g. Stay true to yourself

Writing:

  • Use appropriate formats, conventions and languages features when writing a variety of text types, e.g. notes and messages

http://www.scholastic.com/kids/middleschoolsurvival/createownguide/

Brief Description:
An online writing tool to write a note to friends

User Tips:

  • Demonstrate how to use the writing tool to students.
  • Select the background and drag the background to the canvas.
  • Click the theme (e.g. Homework, Friendship, School) and introduce the target language items to students.
  • Students can print the note and send it to their friends or stick it on the school's notice board.

2. Writing Friendly Letters

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Recommended Resources
Source: http://jc-schools.net/
Media: Powerpoint 
Resources Types: Powerpoint  

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Use formulaic expressions to begin and end personal letters, e.g. Dear Susan, Your friend
  • Use the simple present tense to express interests, feelings and opinions

Reading:

  • Recognise the format and language features of some common text types, e.g. letters

http://jc-schools.net/write/friendly-letters_files/frame.htm

Brief Description:
A PowerPoint about different parts of a friendly letter

User Tips:

  • Show the PowerPoint in class.
  • Draw students' attention to the format and features of a letter.
  • Encourage students to write letters to their friends to consolidate what they have learnt.

3. Letter Writing Helper

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Source: http://pbskids.org
Media: Web page Animation 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Use formulaic expressions to begin and end personal letters
  • Use the simple present tense to express interests, feelings and opinions

Reading:

  • Recognise the format and language features of some common text types, e.g. letters, e-mails, cards, postcards

Writing:

  • Use appropriate formats, conventions and languages features when writing a variety of text types, e.g. letters, e-mails, cards, postcards
  • Provide personal ideas and information based on a model or framework provided

Letter Writing Helper
http://pbskids.org/arthur/games/letterwriter/

Letters to…

http://pbskids.org/arthur/games/lettersto/

Brief Description:
Interactive learning tools to learn about the format of letters, e-mails, cards, postcards and practise writing different the text types


User Tips:

  • Click 'Letter Writing Helper' and select 'Letters'.
  • Roll over the text of the letter to explain the elements of a letter.
  • After reading, students can write a letter to their friends using the tool 'Letters to…'.
  • Students can learn more about other text types (e.g. e-mails, greeting cards and postcards) as an extended activity.

4. Letter Generator

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Source: www.readwritethink.org
Media: Animation 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use formulaic expressions to begin and end personal letters
  • Use the simple present tense to express interests, feelings and opinions

Reading:

  • Recognise the format and language features of some common text types, e.g. letters

Writing:

  • Use appropriate formats, conventions and languages features when writing a variety of text types, e.g. letters
  • Provide personal ideas and information based on a model or framework provided

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/letter_generator/

Brief Description:
An online writing tool to write letters

User Tips:

  • Read a sample letter and learn about different elements of a letter.
  • After reading, brainstorm ideas about the topic and the audience of the letter.
  • Enter a name to get started.
  • Click 'Friendly letter' to start writing a friendly letter with detailed steps.
  • Students can print out the letter at the end.

5. BCA - Letter Writing

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Recommended Resources
Source: BCA, EDB
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt Animation 
Resources Types: Worksheets , Classroom Activities , Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use formulaic expressions to begin and end personal letters, e.g. Dear, Cheers
  • Use formulaic expressions to begin and end formal letters, e.g. Dear Sir/Madam, Yours faithfully
  • Use the simple present tense to express interests, feelings and opinions

Reading:

  • Recognise the format and language features of some common text types, e.g. leters

Writing:

  • Use appropriate formats, conventions and languages features when writing a variety of text types, e.g. letters

Brief Description:
Interactive activities about reading and writing letters

User Tips:

  • 'Flash Player' is required to play the resources.
  • Click on the 'folder' to start the activities and click on the 'disk' to download the activities.
  • In 'Part 1', students learn the structure of a personal letter.
  • In 'Part 2', students can compare the structure of an informal letter and a formal letter.
  • In 'Part 3',students can learn the layout and formulaic repressions of a formal letter.
  • For more able students, they can write a reply letter to a pen-friend in 'Part 4'.
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