Writing personal letters, postcards, emails & messages

Challenge reference: 4891

Notional learning hours  20
Level Entry 1
Subject area
Learning aim

The learner will identify some of the key features of personal letters, postcards, emails and messages and apply these in their own writing.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1.  Listen and respond to texts in this genre.

  2. Write a personal letter plus a postcard, email or message.

Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Talk about significant events and situations
    • Include information that is interesting to the listener
    • Express personal feelings
    • Speak in 1st person
    • Choose significant events and situations to write about
    • Choose the format from the following; letter; postcard; email; message 
    • Include information that is interesting to the reader
    • Express personal feelings
    • Use 1st person, past tense
    • Write simple sentences with capital letters, full stops and commas in lists
    • Use simple adjectives to describe events and people