Blake's Writer's Guide for Primary Students

Author: Merryn Whitfield, Publisher: Pascal Press

Blake's Writer's Guide provides the knowledge and tools required to be a successful writer. The guide is split into two parts.

Part 1 - The Writing Process

Provides step-by-step instructions on the five stages of the writing process:

  • pre-writing
  • drafting
  • revising
  • editing/proofreading
  • publishing

The traits of good writing and the tools of an author are also examined in detail.

Part 2 - Text Types Explains what text types and genres are and features several samples of imaginative, informative and argumentative texts. Each text sample is shown with annotations that highlight their specific language and structure feature.

The text types examined in the guide are:

Imaginative/narrative texts

  • science-fiction
  • fairytales
  • poetry
  • dramatic plays
  • anecdotes

Argumentative texts

  • expositions (arguments)
  • letters to the editor
  • advertisements
  • reviews
  • discussions

Informative texts

  • factual recounts
  • reports
  • explanations
  • news articles
  • procedures
  • biographies
  • descriptions
More Information
Year Level Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
Date of Publication 2009
ISBN 9781921367526
Subject English, Reference