COURSE NAME

Informative Writing II

COURSE CODE

G6E01LC

SCHOOL

English

English School

LEVEL

G6

Grade 6, Primary School

SUBJECT

Writing

English Writing

CLASS TIME

The class time is Singapore time as GMT+8/UTC+8

Live Class Starts From:

Oct. 10月 Oktober 十月 octubre تشرين الأول octobre

Mon. 周一 Montag 月曜日 lunes الاثنين lundi

5

8.30 pm ~ 9.15 pm

Live Class Ends On:

2021/02/08

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Weeks 1-4: Writing Essentials

Writing genres overview
Language features of fiction VS language features of non-fiction
Text features
What makes a good text?


Weeks 5-8: Informative Writing Overview

Informative writing format
Where to start: identifying reliable sources
Synthesizing information from multiple sources
Referencing sources


Weeks 9-12: Writing the First Draft

Developing an outline
Paraphrasing
Using cautious language
Connecting sentences with transitions


Weeks 13-16: Writing the Second Draft

Eliminating redundancy
Connecting ideas in compound sentences
Connecting ideas in complex sentences
Formatting

THEME OF THE PROJECT

Encyclopedia of Cultures

Purpose

By the end of this project, the students will be able to:

Identify purpose, audience, and language features of texts representing different genres
Identify reliable online sources
Reference sources
Summarize and paraphrase information from online sources
Create a paragraph outline
Use transitions for connecting ideas
Use different sentence types for connecting ideas
Follow style conventions of informative writing

1ST STAGE OF THE PROJECT

Writing Genres Reference Book



Students complete a collaborative chart with the features of several writing genres (purpose, audience, language features, text features, examples)

2ND STAGE OF THE PROJECT

Culture Factsheet



Students research foreign culture and share research findings with proper referencing on a discussion board. On later stages of the project, they will use their research findings for writing an informative text.

3RD STAGE OF THE PROJECT

Writing the First Draft



Students submit the first draft of an informative text about a foreign culture based on Stage 2 research. The draft is submitted on a discussion board, and the submission is followed by a peer discussion.

4TH STAGE OF THE PROJECT

Writing the Second Draft



Students submit the second draft of the informative text. The submission is posted in a collaborative document, and by the end of this project, the class will have created a brief electronic encyclopedia of foreign cultures.

TEACHER'S NAME

Georgy Piskun

TEACHER'S INTRODUCTION VIDEO

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