Rules for Writing
- Remember to underline your date and titles.
- Start every sentence with a capital letter.
- End your sentence with a full stop or a question mark.
- Read your sentences carefully to make sure they make sense.
- Make sure that you copy words correctly if they are in the text book or on the board.
- If you are writing the answer to a question, you can often make an answer by swapping the order of the words.
- Do not start with "Because...".
- Try not to write "and" or "then" too often.
- Think carefully about what you want to write.
- Try not to start "Once upon a time..." or "One day...".
- Think of something different.
- Remember, a story has a beginning, a middle and an end.
- Remember to use the rules for writing.
- Try to use more adjectives (describing words). This will make your writing more interesting to read.
- If you need a spelling, use your word book, the language bank, or a dictionary to help. Try to write the word yourself. Underline it on your first draft, and check it when you have finished.