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Module: Relationship

Unit: Send a message

Level: KS2

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6. Formal Letters and Informal Letters

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Source: www.bbc.co.uk
Media: Web page Animation 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

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Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Use formulaic expressions to begin and end personal letters
  • Use formulaic expressions to begin and end formal 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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/writing/letters/read1.shtml

Brief Description:
A web-site with information about letters and exercise to practise letters writing.

User Tips:

  • Click 'Formal letters' to learn about the elements of a formal letter.
  • Click 'Informal letters' to learn about the elements of an informal letter.
  • Students can click 'Play' for an interactive exercise to consolidate what they have learnt about formal letter writing.

7. Best Friends

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Source: www.tikatok.com
Media: Animation 
Resources Types: Learning Software , Teaching Materials Generators 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Use the simple present tense to express interests, feelings and opinions, e.g. My friends and I like to talk about…
  • Use the connectives 'because' to give reasons, e.g. My friends are the best because

Writing:

  • Provide personal ideas and information based on a model or framework provided
  • Use appropriate cohesive devices, e.g. because
  • Present writing using appropriate layout and visual support such as illustrations

http://www.tikatok.com/starters/view/to/go/title/best-friends

Brief Description:
An online writing tool to write a book about friends

User Tips:

  • Before writing, students should plan what to write by reading the whole framework of the book.
  • Read the instructions to add images and text to each page.
  • Registration is required to preview the finished writing. The registration is free.
  • After registration, students can save the writing and share it with others.

Other resources  

The Writing Savers Series: Letter Writing
An ETV programme about the steps to write a formal letter
http://resources.hkedcity.net/resource_detail.php?rid=27107003

Process writing - A letter to a friend (P.3)
A task which guides students to learn the format of a letter and prepare students to write, revise and edit their work
http://cd1.edb.hkedcity.net/cd/languagesupport/resource/english/72P/index.htm

Song - You've got a friend in me
A song to farewell friends
http://www.fond-farewell.com/farewell-song-youve-got-a-friend-in-me.html

Sending messages to friends
Two interactive tools to send messages to friends
Sending e-cards to friends http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger/7_9entry/ecards/flickcard_select.shtml
Create your own secret messages http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger/7_9entry/flash/secretcode.shtml

Formal and informal language
Two sample letters for students to compare the differences between formal and informal letters
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/pdfs/11forminform.pdf

Write a postcard (By English & Fun - www.welcometoenglishandfun.com)
A guide about writing a postcard to a friend
http://www.welcometoenglishandfun.com/grammar/pdf/writing_skills.pdf

Interactive game - A letter to a friend (KS1)
An interactive game about the format of writing a letter
http://diy.fwg.hk/exercise.php?a=eng&e=letter 

Templates - Sending messages to friends
Interactive templates for sending messages. After writing, students can save the file or print out the writing.
Personal Letter http://www.hkedcity.net/edb/teachingresources/files/peng/Writingtemplate/letter.pdf
Formal Letter http://www.hkedcity.net/edb/teachingresources/files/peng/Writingtemplate/formal_letter.pdf
Email http://www.hkedcity.net/edb/teachingresources/files/peng/Writingtemplate/email.pdf 

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