Writing Skills: Narrative and Non-Fiction Text Types

Author: Feez & Joyce, Publisher: Phoenix
$22.95
SKU
9781875695645

Writing Skills is a comprehensive treatment of narrative and non-fiction text types with explanations, models, analysis and varied exercises for Years 7 to 10. Answers are included.

Text types covered include:

  • narrative
  • personal responses
  • reviews
  • historical recounts
  • descriptive reports
  • procedures
  • exposition

For each text type, students are shown:

  • purpose
  • a model text
  • essential elements and overall design
  • analysis of structure
  • technical knowledge including grammar and vocabulary

There is an extensive variety of exercises and activities to develop:

  • skills in structuring whole texts
  • skills in the strategic use of vocabulary and grammar
  • planning, note-taking and drafting skills

For creative writing text types see Creative Writing Skills by the same authors   


Writing Skills Contents

  • About this book
  • 1 THE CRAFT OF WRITING
    • Text  structures: recounts and reports
    • Text components
  • 2 WRITING TO TELL STORIES
    • Narratives
  • 3 WRITING TO RESPOND
    • Personal responses
    • Reviews
    • Interpretations
    • Critical responses
  • 4 WRITING ABOUT THE PAST
    • Biographical recounts
    • Historical recounts
    • Historical accounts
  • 5 WRITING TO INSTRUCT AND TO RECORD
    • Procedures
    • Procedural recounts
  • 6 WRITING TO EXPLAIN
    • Sequence explanations
    • Consequential explanations
  • 7 WRITING TO ORGANISE
    • Descriptive reports
    • Taxonomic reports
  • 8 MASTERING THE CRAFT: WRITING TO PERSUADE
    • Expositions
    • Discussions
    • Challenges
  • Answers to activities
More Information
Year Level Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10
ISBN 9781875695645
Subject English
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