Year 6 Literacy Homework

Hi Year 6. This week we have been discussing how different texts are written for different reasons (purpose) and for different people (audience). Your homework will show how much you have understood! Please remember it is literacy homework so I will be looking at your spelling punctuation and grammar as well as what is actually written.

Metaphors 1: Give 5 different purposes and give examples of the kind of places you may find them, for example, in a joke book, in a newspaper etc.

Metaphors 2: Choose a purpose and write a paragraph to show you understand it. What features would you expect to find if you were to read an extract? For example. ‘To create mystery: In some writing to create mystery I would expect to find…’

Similes: Choose 2 different purposes and write a paragraph discussing each of them- you must include the features that you would find if you were to read them. For example. ‘Writing to inform: In some informative writing I would expect to find….’

Conjunctions. Choose 2 different purposes and write a paragraph for each of them. You must include their features and discuss the different effects they would have on the audience.

Please remember SPaG as you write!
Miss Sahin and Mr McCabe

58 thoughts on “Year 6 Literacy Homework

  1. For example, if you wanted to create a horror and mystery story or a mix between the two. You would need to make sure the audience are questioned what is going to happen next to create suspense. To support that, you usually use rhetorical questions, which are questions that cannot be answered to create a mystery in the readers mind.
    Sometimes you should use ‘show not tell’ the amount of impact on the audience to build up fear and to have strong effect.

    This is the type of forms writers use to have strong impact.

    I stood there in the dark night watching the winds of change and my heart pumped. Danger was lurking around every corner. I could hear blood dripping from my skin, the wind began to howl. I wouldn’t stop fighting until my last breath.


    Instructing has an affect on the reader because the text is telling the reader what to do for example ‘How To Bake A Cake’ text.The features that an instructing text might have are:
    Imperative verbs
    Its In Chronological Order

    To Persuade

    Persuading has an affect on the reader because the writer is making you agree with them.The writer might use:
    Dare to Disagree
    Opinions made into truth
    Rhetorical questions
    Power of 3

  3. To create mystery

    The features that I would expect are:-

    Rhetorical Question
    Rhetorical question creates mystery by making an image in the readers mind,also the meaning of a rhetorical question is not to be answered but to be thought of for example people grow so fast,that they have to leave primary school?

    Ellipsis is one of the greatest things to create mystery,you can use this for lots of things for example at the end of a book for too be continued … or for a play scene and carry it on to another series and much more.

    :) :)

  4. To make you laffe:in a jick book.
    To give fack’s:a informashun.
    To make wonder:in a mstre book.
    To how to do somethink:koock book.
    To perpose:romantes.

  5. The purpose of a mystery story is to scare you and exsite you because they are ment to bulid suspence and to make tension so they can scare you and make you shiver.

  6. The purpose of a mystery text is to scare you and build suspense at the right time. The scare of the text makes people want to know what happens next.
    If your going to write a mystery you are going to need to use rhetorical questions. The text has to be entertaining, to make people laugh at the same time it can be scary. In mystery films and texts you can use ellipses.

  7. Conjunctions:

    To create mystery

    The purpose of creating mystery is to make the reader want to read the book and think. The features you need to create an interesting mystery story is to use rhetorical question. Rhetorical questions make the reader use their mind to think what is going to happen next? Or who is it? e.g. The reader wants to read more and they don’t want to stop reading it. Another feature is to write short, snappy sentences. These sentences are used to make the reader remember what is happening in the story. With long sentences, the reader will forget what has happened at the beginning of the story. Most of the time short sentences are used. This effect will make the reader remember more so by the end of the story they can remember parts of the story. Obviously, the writer/author doesn’t write a book full of short sentences.

    To Persuade

    The purpose of persuasion is to make the person that is looking at your advert or poster buy it. It will
    have the feature rhetorical questions in it to make the person/people want to buy it. That is what persuading is about. To make you get it. Another feature is using powerful adjectives. Using adjectives such as dark isn’t that interesting but using adjectives like gloomy are really powerful. The effect would stand out on the poster.

    :) :) :) :) :)

  8. To create mystery: I would expect to find can use ellipses to create suspense. you can also use short sentences to create effect.The reader does not tell the name of the character and its personal things to create suspense.

  9. The purpose of a mystery story is to scare you and build suspence at the right time.If you put your suspence in the wrong place at the wrong time the reader won’t fell scared.The reader will just carry on reading the reader wouldn’t know what iis going on.

  10. Conjunctions
    To Persuade
    Persuasion use imperative verbs, these are sometimes known as bossy verbs.They instruct the reader to do something such as “Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4.”.Another feature is rhetorical questions, rhetorical questions confuse the reader and asking them what do you think.Some writers also use dare to disagree. this is saying that if you cancel or take then it will affect a lot of people in the environment. The last reason is power of three.A lot of writer use this because it is a valuble reason, and three reasons to back it up.

  11. To create mystery

    The purpose of making a mystery is to scare someone to get the reader entertain.In a mystery story you have to find rhetorical questions,tension,suspense , short sentences and ellipse.

    1. SHORT SENTENCES the purpose of this is to effect the reader and give them a clear picture in there head.
    2.LEAVE A SENTENCE AT A STOP SO YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS. the purpose of this is so you can build tension up and make you wanna read on .

  13. SIMILES:
    To persuade someone it would have an effect on the audience and it would show that the reader would want to agree with you, and to persuade someone you can’t go on and on and keep on doing long sentences. Because the audience will get bored and they wouldn’t want to read on. Always tell the truth because the reader might not agree with you.When the readers reading the author might use rhetorical questions.When your persuading your subject must be specific.
    To scare someone you need to use a range of features, and it can’t be waffle.While your writing you need to use ellipsis you can tell that the reader is getting scared.A good feature is leaving the character unexplained so it could be a mystery.You would use sort sentences to create suspense,such as my heart pumped.You also have to use figurative language.You have to make the reader intrested and you can do that by using key features.

  14. Conjunctions:
    To create Mystery:
    The purpose of the Mystery text is to make the
    reader wonderous and curious and scared so the
    reader should want to read on.The age group I would
    recommend would be children who like scary movies

    To Instruct:
    The purpose would be to inform you ,tell you step
    by step these texts would be for people who dont
    know how to do something.The age group would be
    any age ,because anyone could not know something.

    By Fiza :)

  15. conjunctions
    To write something that includes mystery you have to include a various techniques to make suspension like; short sentences,( be careful because too many can spoil your writing)Elispes and hortorical questions.Sometimes the writer leave bits out like the name. .The effect that has on the reader is it wants to make the reader read on and makes the reader thoughtless.

    when a writer wants to write a text about something it usually means they want to persuade the reader.Writers most often use powerful adjective to describe that thing is. Persuading is when you are trying to grab attention. The effect that persuade has on a reader is making them want to do what your asking for. :):) :)

  16. Conjunctions
    When you persuade in a text , it gives the reader an effect because they think before and hopefully they agree with you. One of the best writers tricks is dare to disagree. It’s like when a teacher says something to you, you can’t disagree otherwise you get told off. So you like write a rhetorical question then when they read it, they think back they like can’t disagree. Another feature is an opinion turned into a fact. So like if you write your opinion, you write it like if it is a fact. So it is your opinion but it is read like a fact.

    To instruct someone is to tell them what to do like in a cooking book. It mainly gives numbered instructions for you to follow. Sometimes in a cook book it gives you bossy verbs e.g cut,slice,spread etc. This gives a big effect on the audiance because the reader has to do it. It’s like a mother telling a child what to do. It’s basically a command.

  17. Conjunction!

    To instruct,
    The audience for instructions are people who want to do what the paper text says. E.g(baking a cake). There are in chronological order to show which step goes first. E.g(1,2,3).
    The instruction use imperative verbs (bossy verbs), it shows us what to do.
    BY SIYAAD:()

  18. Tho create mystery.
    In some mystery writing I would expect to see the story left unexplained for e.g as the unconscious,little boy took a huge step over the skipping rope he appeared in the middle of nowhere. Or The bird there her silver key. I would also expect the text to have rhetorical questions so it keeps me thinking who and how the girl killed her neighbour hood one by one everyday. The other thing that I would like the text to include is hidden details of the character and detailed descriptive language.

    To scare
    In scary writing I would expect elipses. Even short sentences to keep it scary, the elipses is used at the end of a paragraph so this builds up tension every time. When you add an elipses it makes you want to read the other part to know what’s going to happen next. Elipses e.g The wolves stared at the little girl and…!
    I would also expect the text to have rhetorical question so it keeps me thinking and asking questions which includes the 5’Ws.

  19. To Scare:
    While you are writting a scary text, you must remember to use about 2 or less short sentences. It helps create a effective text. By using rhetorical questions you will be making the reader question the previous story, a rhetorical question is when you ask a question that has a answer but you don’t need one.

    To Persuade:
    When you are persuading someone to bye or get something you state what it does and what it is for. For when you are persuading someone to get something good language that you can use could be a lot of statments.

  20. To scare:
    One night,I went downstairs to have a drink of water.Then straight away my eye caught a shadow.My legs shivered.My teeth chattered.I didn’t know what to do.Then slowly,slowly and slowly I went closer to it.I

    • I went all sweaty.
      To create mystery you would need to have ellipses,short sentences and the most important is the Rhetorical Questions.You need these features in a story or in a text because you want the reader to read more.You want them to find out more.

  21. Conjunctions:
    To instruct it has an effect on the audience because it tells you how to do it. The text should include steps on how to do whatever it’s telling you to follow, this will effect the reader because it’s telling them what order you need to do it in. The text should include imperative verbs because it tell you how to do it for example “pour, sieve” , this will have an effect on the reader because it’s telling the audience how to do it.
    To scare has an effect on the reader because it gives the audience a fright. Horror books should include ellipsis to create suspense, this will effect the reader by making them want to know more. The writer might use short sentence, this will effect the reader more because it will make a point. The writer might use powerful adjectives , this effects the readers by making the story more interesting rather than saying “the monster was big” .


  22. SIMILES:

    I would except to find a few short sentences to build suspense. I also think that in a mystery I would except to find to find rhetorical questions to get the reader gripped into a mystery. To make my reader want to continue reading I can include some ellipsis. For an effect instead of boring adjectives such as dark I can have powerful adjectives such as pitch-balck which would create an effect on the reader.


    To make a good scare description you can also add short sentences such as her palms were sweating. You can also include ellipsis, when you add ellipsis it wants to am,e your reader carry on and want to know what’s going to happen next. To make your reader scared you can add powerful/scary adjectives such as unconscious.

  23. conjunctions
    to instruct-when a text tries to instuct people, it needs to tell the person what to do. it should include instructions , this will affect the audience because it will tell them what to do. writers also use commands , to tell the reader what to do immediantly without explaining.

    To persuade-when a writer wants to persuade someone they want them to do something. One the best features a writer uses is called dare to disagree. this minipulates the reader to agree with you.Another feature is rhtorical questions. this will make the reader think about what you said and will make them do something.

  24. metaphors 1:

    1 the purpose of a scare is when the writer tryes to scare the reader which is reading the book and it makes the reader don’t want to read more of the book

    2 the purpose of a mystery story is that the writer is trying to amaze the reader and the reader would like to find out what will happen in the story.

    3 the purpose about safari park is when the people who work there pursue the children’s parents so they can go there to have fun.

    you can find purposes in books, signs,newspapers

  25. To pursade:
    The purpose to pursade is to make people do what you want to them to do.You would find persuasion in
    bus stops
    and mutch more.Persuasion includes features such as persuasive verbs and images.
    To instruct
    The purpose to instruct is to help people make something or guides people.Instructing can also help people to make use full things.

  26. To create mystery.

    To create mystery you will need to use rhetorical questions,short catch phrases to make the reader think and have a questions in his/her mind.Also you will need elypsies to be continued and to get the reader engaged to the text and also you will need to create suspense to inreST the reader to make them want to find out more about that subject.

    To instruct

    To instruct somebody use a good use of imperative verb to guide the reader.Also make it simple for the reader divide it into sections maybe it might be a beginners cook book.Use subject specific vocabulary for example Remember to WASH your hands.


  27. To create mystery
    To create mystery is when you make the reader or audience want to know what is going to happen next.The writer might leave information about the main character unexplained.The effect this creates is that the reader will want to know that certain thing about the character but the writer will not say.Another feature the writer might use is elipsis.In a peice of mystery text an elipsis will act like a cliffhanger making the reader think about what is going to happen next.
    To persuade
    To persuade is when you try and convince someone to do something that you want them to do.In a persuasive text the writer might use rhetorical questions.A rhetorical question will make the reader think really hard and actually might persuade them.Another feature the writer could use is opinions made to sound like truth.

  28. Inform writing
    In inform writing I would expect facts to make the reader interested.I would find opinions because, the reader needs to know what the author thinks.also I would include dates to show specific times when the thing happened. I would include questions so the reader thinks of it in their head.

    In a mystery pice of writing I would find rhetorical questions to make the reader think why the character is asking that.You would find short sentence because the reader would get board if it is to long.also I would include ellipses to make the reader want to continue reading.

  29. To create mystery you need to make suspense so the audience can think:what will happen, who will the character meet and where will the character go.
    You need to make the audience feel something because you can’t make the audience feel bored.

    The purpose of mystery is to make the reader feel like they are in the book or film.

  30. To create a mystery you need to create suspense.In a mystery story I would expect to find ellipses to create suspense as well as short sentences.I would expect rhetorical questions,which would make you wonder whats happening.There should be like sentences,which make an imagery in your mind.We would have detailed writing with adjectives and conjunctions.

  31. Conjunctions
    TO persuade you would have an effect on the reader telling them to agree with you. The writer would use Rhetorical questions and would write their opinions making them sound like facts.The audience would be based on who is aimed at . And that can be above the age of 8 or 9.The purpose is why this book or text is for which is to agree with their opinion of what is based at.

    To entertain
    To entertain you wold have an effect on the reader to make them enjoyable and active .The writer would use key language like descriptions of who this book or text should be aimed at .Your writing should make the reader laughable by using language that can makes the reader laugh.

    To entertain the audience is to have an effect on the audience you’ll have to use
    rhetorical questions also alimcys,to make the audience think what’s going to happen next to make them want to watch or read more about it.

    The purpose of the story or the movie is to entertain people to make the reader or the watcher want to read or watch more and more about it.You will also need short sentences like questions like what’s going to happen next? to make the reader or the watcher want to know more and to entertain them to.

      the viewers who watch movie and books has to be amed at ages and what kind of movie or book it’s amed at if it was to scare it should be amed at teens and older if was mesytery it should be amed at susspicaly 8+ and older.

        the purpose of creating a instrictation book is to help and giued someone for example:a cook book is susspicaly amed at adults how to cook some times it’s even amed at children.A nother example:how to fix a bike is amed at teens and 10+ or older it will also have time connectives firstly,secondly to show the simple steps.

  33. Conjunctions

    To Instruct
    To instruct has an effect on the audience because it helps them to do something for example, to bake a cake.The writer will use a feature called imperative verbs.Imperative verbs are effective because the writer expresses how to do something specifically, for example put the chocolate in the bowl.

    To Scare
    To scare has effect on the audience because it uses features like short sentences and adjectives.Short sentences create tension, for example my heart leapt into my mouth.Short sentences keep the reader interested because if the writer wrote long sentences, it would be boring for the reader.The writer would use exciting adjectives to make the text interesting for example eye popping.

  34. To create a mystery.
    The audience of a mystery story is 8 over.The purpose of a mystery is to create a mystery.

    In some writing to create a mystery i would expect to see a couple of short sentence and rhetorical questions. you would use ellipses to create tension .You would create suspense so the reader would want to carry on reading.I would expect to see detail description when you describe the character and when you describe what is going on.

  35. 1. to instruct
    When the text is to instruct, it uses
    imperative verbs to tell the reader how to
    do the requirement needed. It also uses simple
    things such as the title, subtitle and sometimes

    By Saif :) :) ;) ;) :-O

  36. To instruct
    The purpose of creating an instruction book is to guide someone x a bike ,how to bake a cake and how to make a tie dye t-shirthat doesn’t know how to do something for example:how to fit. It would include command like if you had a book on how to bake a cake it would have instruction and it would tell you how to bake a cake step by step.
    To scare
    It would include Rhetorical question to create suspense.It would have ellipsis to make the reader fell scared because they don’t know what is going to happen next.Could it be something good or bad.They might also you short sentences for effect.

  37. To create mystery:
    The audience in a mystery story is 10 and over. The purpose of a mystery story is to create mystery.

    In some writing to create mystery I would expect to find short sentences, at least 3 or 4 Ellipses, suspense, tension, Rhetorical questions, leave parts unexplained, powerful vocabulary and language, leave name of characters unexplained.

  38. To ceate mystery you must make the text intresting or the reader will not be engaged, however the text must have powerful adjectives to make it intresting. On the other hand it should include short and long sentence, elipses, descriptive language -similes,metaphors,onamatapai, personification,parts of the story left unexplained,rhetorical questions and suspence.

  39. Similes:

    To create mystery
    To create mystery you will need to add
    Rhetorical question and elipses at the
    end of this sentence to create suspense.
    Also,to create mystery you can leave some
    of the part unexplained and short sentences.

    To entertain
    To entertain people you will need
    to make the reader laugh and also,
    you can put capital letters anywhere
    in the sentence or paragraph to emphasis

  40. To entertain
    The features of this is piece of writing is to draw the person in the first paragraph. Also most importantly your writing must make the reader laugh and because that is the whole point of writing something like this.

    To scare
    To scare someone you need to add elipses at random points to create suspence. To also get the reader scared miss important points of how that person looks like to create imagery in the persons head.

    When you write a mystery text , you are trying to create suspense on the reader.The features of this text is to use short sentences.This will keep on making the reader to read on.The intended audience is 12+.The purpose of this text is to puzzle the reader.This text has detailed description.The author uses this to create a clear picture of the scene in the authirs head.This is why these kind of books have no pictures.

      When you are instructing somebody you are telling them what to do.For e.g you need to be imperitive words like put and use.You will also need to be clear and tell the reader what to do and the exact porpotion of what you need.

  42. The purpose I have chose is to Scare.

    The door creaked open.As I walked in, I quivered at the eerie silence.I felt a shiver down the back of my spine.My heart skipped a beat.I was alone.In the dark.There were specks of dirt every where.The wall paper was ripped and weathered.If you’d dare to walk in, you would freeze to stone as if it was Medusa.The creaking of the floor-boards broke the silence.It was true horror in the abandoned place you would never want to go to.The flowers were limping and were crying for help.Every corner of the house spoke darkness…

    The affect ellipses have on the reader is creating tension and suspense.I have used short sentences to create imagery in the readers head.I have used figurative language.Also I have used descriptive language.

    • To Scare
      To scare someone,you need to contain a range of features.These include using ellipses to create tension.You will also need to use short sentences to create imagery in the readers mind.You don’t need to add to many infomation because you would want to run the readers imagination free.

      To Persuade
      To persuade someone,you will need to use some useful infomation to be successful.This includes:a powerful opening statement and you will need to include subject specific language[for example if you were persuading someone to not close the local swimming pool the subject would be swimming].You would also need to use the Power of three.One of the other features is `Dare to disagree.`

  43. The purpose of a story to create mystery is to scare because if you were going to write a mystery you want to entertain in the first page. To be able to entertain you will have to make the reader want to read it. Now you will want to create suspence because in most mystery stories you will straight away find suspence. You will also will have short sentences and rhetorical question.

    • Thanks for your response Armaan. I’m impressed!
      Are creating mystery, suspense, fear and entertainment all the same?
      What are the main features you can use to create mystery?

  44. 1st Purpose:Entertainment
    Entertainment is a type of purpose and this purpose’s audience is every age but it depends what the book or advert looks like it’s for.The features of entertainment are to make you laugh to sometimes make you cry but cry because it is entertaining you.

    2nd Purpose:To create mystery
    To create mystery you need to have at least 2 or 3 ellipses,short sentences,powerful adjective and the simple stuff like complex sentences,compound sentences and simple sentences.Adverbs and Verbs.
    Plaiza Karan

    • Well done Plaiza.
      I think you’ve missed a couple of important features you can use to create mystery though.
      What do you think you’ve missed?

    To persuade it would have an effect on the audience because they want you to agree with them.The writer might use opinions made sound like the truth.They might use rhetorical question e.g Do you really want that to happen to our community?The writer might use facts to back up his opinions.They might also use the power of 3 when you make an opinion and use three reasons to back it up.

    To scare has an effect on the audience because it makes them not want to know what is going to happen next.The writer might use ellipsis (…) to make the people feel suspicious on what is going to happen next.They also might use short sentences e.g My heart hands dripped.My heart leaped into my mouth.This gives more effect that just writing long sentences that sounds like waffling.The writer might use some strong and powerful adjectives such as gruesome,jaw dropping ect Using figurative language also has an massive effect to make sure that the audience doesn’t get bored of reading long sentences over and over again. All of these features included in a book will surely make the audiences socks blow off.
    :) :) :) :)

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