In year 6, students learn about the difference between objective and subjective language. Students look closely at texts of the same type or texts by the same author to identify similarities and differences. At this year level, students begin to analyse the strategies that authors use to influence readers. When editing their own and others’ work, students are now expected to explain their editing choices.
In year 6, students are usually able to formulate sentences correctly but often stick to basic vocabulary and sentence structure. Being able to construct more complex sentences to add more detail and enrich meaning is a common challenge at this year level.
Being able to compare different texts, listening carefully to ideas put forth in class discussions and responding to them, writing detailed texts, and using correct grammar and spelling are all important in year 6.
A tutor can help your child develop their listening skills and form opinions by engaging in carefully directed conversation with your child. By asking pointed questions, the tutor can show your child how they too can interrogate others’ ideas in a way that provides a basis for sustained and purposeful discussion of ideas and issues.
Ensuring that the student is ready for secondary school is one of the main challenges. Knowing how to approach writing tasks, setting aside time for brainstorming, writing and then proofreading and editing are all basic skills that will hold the student in good stead in year 7.
When looking over your child’s written work, it is tempting to immediately point out the errors. Instead, try to start with positive feedback by pointing out what they did well and which parts you enjoyed. Then, you can talk about the areas needing improvement. If there are many areas requiring improvement, limit your suggestions to an amount that your child can manage.
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