• Summarise main points of an argument or discussion within their reading and make up own mind about issue/s.
• Compare between two texts
• Appreciate that people use bias in persuasive writing.
• Appreciate how two people may have a different view on the same event.
• Draw inferences and justify with evidence from the text.
• Vary voice for direct or indirect speech.
• Recognise clauses within sentences.
• Explain how and why a writer has used clauses to add information to a sentence.
• Use more than one source when carrying out research.
• Create a set of notes to summarise what has been read.
• Add phrases to make sentences more precise and detailed.
• Use range of sentence openers – judging the impact or effect needed.
• Begin to adapt sentence structure to text type.
• Use pronouns to avoid repetition.
• Indicate degrees of possibility using adverbs (e.g. perhaps, surely) or modal verbs (e.g. might, should, will).
• Use the following to indicate parenthesis:
• Use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity.
• Link clauses in sentences using a range of subordinating and coordinating conjunctions.
• Use verb phrases to create subtle differences (e.g. she began to run).
• Consistently organize into paragraphs.
• Link ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of time (e.g. later), place (e.g. nearby) and number (e.g. secondly).
• Write legibly, fluently and with increasing speed.