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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:54 pm 
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My daughter is practising continuous writing and I found the following CSSE grammar school sample question for her to answer:

"Explain, in your own words, how you would clean your room. Give clear instructions and include as much detail as possible."

Is this (and any other 'instructions' style question) considered fiction or non-fiction? I understand there are different writing styles advised for each and I want to put together a marking scheme for her to mark her own work afterwards.

What would be examples of an effective way to start answering such a question? I believe there needs to be an impactful beginning for all continuous writing pieces. Thank you.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:24 pm 
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DD has now written the paper and it looks good, except that she has given headings to each paragraph, which I was not expecting. The headings are Step 1, step 2, step 3, step 4. It hampers the flow somewhat. Does anyone have a link to a site or resources that give guidance on how to answer different types of continuous writing questions?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:31 pm 
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Given the genre, I would think that that is fine. She needs to show that she can write differently according to the brief.
She will have done all sorts of different writing at school.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:20 am 
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yoyo123 wrote:
Given the genre, I would think that that is fine. She needs to show that she can write differently according to the brief.
She will have done all sorts of different writing at school.


Thank you, yoyo.
Yes they do "the big write" every Friday at school. Also after a bit more googling, although I haven't found any resources as such, the suggestion seems to be that her structure works for that kind of question.

I've found two books on amazon that seem to address writing structures for 11+ and I've ordered them. They'll be delivered this weekend.
Thank you for replying.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:27 am 
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If you found the CSSE question on their website, then presumably you also found the mark scheme? They usually make both available. (My phone won't let me check atm, as it has detected a safety issue with the website's security certificate, but there might be a way round on a different device?).

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:14 am 
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schoolrun wrote:

I've found two books on amazon that seem to address writing structures for 11+ and I've ordered them. They'll be delivered this weekend.
Thank you for replying.


I am looking for similar books. Can you let me know which ones you got as I could not find what you mentioned on amazon. Thank you


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