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1.3 Writing - BOOK 2 - Writing with Prompts Intentions Language Structure

1.3 Writing - BOOK 2 - Writing with Prompts Intentions Language Structure


This resource is designed to support students through the entire writing process for the new NCEA Achievement Standard 1.3 Writing, from choosing a prompt to proofreading.  It focuses heavily on the deliberate selection of superpowers from the Masters of the Universe - Language and Structure - to support their genre, audience and purpose.   Flip through a selection of pages from this resource here!


Parts of the student booklet:

  • Visual prompts - a photo gallery for you/your students to add your own pictures.
  • Written prompts - a table of preloaded prompts, plus room for the teacher and student to add their own prompt ideas.
  • Possibilities - students brainstorm the possibilities (genre, angles, ideas etc) for their chosen prompt.  Note, and example is provided.
  • Writing intentions - students write down their prompt, and note their chosen genre, audience, purpose and point of view.  The then note the language and structural superpowers they will use (or perhaps retrospectively, 'have used')  Students select their language and structural superpowers using a 'superpower chart' (see SUPERPOWER CHART below).
  • Room to plan
  • Room to write
  • Checklist - this focuses heavily on clear use of the prompt and the deliberate selection of language and structural features (students must even check off a criteria stating they could point these out if asked!) as well as the development of ideas and accuracy.  Despite the standards not yet being finalised, this will always be applicable!


SUPERPOWER CHART - this chart lists genre along the top row, then GROUPS of language and structural features down the right hand column (eg: figurative language, sentence structures for creative writing, syntax).  Students can easily see which features they must consider to suit their writing intentions and click on the hyperlink or turn to the appropriate page to find these features. (See thumbnail for clearer picture.)  Features are divided into the following sections:

  • Language features -  A page each on figurative language, sound devices, vocabulary, persuasive language, connectives, posh words for formal writing, tense and redundancies.
  • Structural features - A page each on narration in creative writing, narration in formal writing, adding the words of others, syntax, interesting sentence beginnings, awesome sentence structures for creative writing, sentence structures for formal writing and using structure to show meaning.
  • Structural features - genre specific -  'Formats' have been outlined for lead news stories, epistolary texts, essays, eulogies, instructions, letters to the editor, narrative plot structures, personal responses, poetry, reports, reviews (of film, written text, oral texts and live events), playscripts and scripts for podcasts/YouTube broadcasts.


This resource includes:

Student booklet - completely editable.

⭐ Student booklet - flatpacked.  This means you can share it digitally without worrying about students destroying format.  They can edit only the parts they SHOULD edit.

⭐ An accompanying teacher slideshow to help you guide students with their writing process.  This slideshow includes an introductory bit at the beginning, taking students through the parts of their booklet.  Editable, of course.

Aotearoa-flavoured posters for figurative language and sound devices, plus the things to consider when writing a statement of intent.  (See thumbnails.)


You and your students will enjoy:

❤️ The template to note writing intentions.

❤️ The support provided in guiding students to make deliberate choices with their language and structural features.

❤️ The superpower chart providing the visual representation of how certain language and structural features suit certain genre.

❤️ The checklist to help push students to excellence.  

❤️ Having all that language and structural information to hand.

❤️ TBH, you'll be able to use much of this document for other levels, making it excellent bang for your buck.  It's editable remember, so you can always select just a few pages or tweak things here and there.  It's what we need, right?!



Microsoft PowerPoint, resized to an A4 page.   This means your resource: 

  • Is completely editable.
  • Will easily upload to your Google Drive if you prefer the Googley suite.

Posters are in non-editable PDF format.



Also helpful are these related products:

1.3 Writing - Book 1 (Understanding the Writing Process)

Scaffold genre structures with FORMATTING TEMPLATES - 15 for 15 genre.

✅ The Daily Dash

Developing ideas



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