Although LbQ does not currently have a bank of writing Question Sets for primary pupils, questions that ask for a written response are integrated throughout the GPS and Reading Question Sets. ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/b648cee9-c9e8-4139-bc7f-4cfc23e1fb72/3e8cc3b8-7691-4fd6-83e2-9ee3ac6730c0improvewriting1.png "") {: .center } ###1) All of the mastery Grammar Question Sets contain two writing questions in Level 4. E.g. [Identify Verbs (Year 2/3)](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/grammar/verbs/identify-verbs?years=1,2,3,4,5,6&keywords=Identify%20Verbs) _Find 5 verbs in the word search, and use them in sentences of your own. _ E.g. [Identifying the Subject and Object of a Sentence (Year 6)](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/grammar/word_classes/identifying-the-subject-and-object-of-a-sentence?years=1,2,3,4,5,6&keywords=Identifying%20the%20Subject%20and%20Object%20of%20a%20Sentence) _Write a paragraph about a scene from Alice in Wonderland. Highlight the subjects of each sentence in one colour, and the objects of each sentence in a different colour. _ ###2) All of the mastery Punctuation Question Sets contain two or three writing questions in Level 4. E.g. [Use Inverted Commas and Other Punctuation to Show Direct Speech (Year 4)](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/punctuation/basic_sentence_punctuation/use-inverted-commas-and-other-punctuation-to-show-direct-speech?years=1,2,3,4,5,6&keywords=Use%20Inverted%20Commas%20and%20Other%20Punctuation%20to%20Show%20Direct%20Speech) _Using the image and the speech bubbles, write the reporting clauses and direct speech for this part of the story using the correct punctuation. _ E.g. [Using Brackets, Dashes or Commas to Indicate Parenthesis (Year 5)](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/punctuation/parenthesis/using-brackets-dashes-or-commas-to-indicate-parenthesis?years=1,2,3,4,5,6&keywords=Using%20Brackets%2C%20Dashes%20or%20Commas%20to%20Indicate%20Parenthesis) _Use brackets, dashes or commas to add parenthesis to the following main clauses:_ _The fierce pirate listened quietly to Wendy’s stories. Captain Hook fell overboard into the jaws of the patient crocodile._ ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/b648cee9-c9e8-4139-bc7f-4cfc23e1fb72/3f9481e0-19e2-410b-811a-b30864e43abbimprovewriting2.png ""){: .center } ### 3) All of the mastery Spelling Question Sets contain two writing questions in Level 4. E.g. [Spelling Plural Nouns (Year 3)](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/grammar/nouns/spelling-plural-nouns?years=1,2,3,4,5,6&keywords=Spelling%20Plural%20Nouns) _Find the mistakes in these two sentences and rewrite them with the plural nouns spelt correctly._ _The wolf made some lovely cheese sandwiches to feed to his babys. Little Red helped her Grandma put the boxs of photographs in the attic._ E.g. [Using 'ei' After 'c' (Year 5/6)](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/spelling/common_misspellings/using-ei-after-c?years=1,2,3,4,5,6&keywords=Using%20%27ei%27%20After%20%27c%27) _Find the spelling or punctuation errors and rewrite the three sentences correctly._ ### 4) The practice Spelling Question Sets, the Pre-Reads and two questions of all of the other Short Reads Questions Sets give pupils definitions of words. This helps to broaden pupils' vocabulary and enhance their writing. ### 5) The GPS sets contextualise the National Curriculum GPS objectives in narratives so that pupils can absorb the content in a story setting. This helps pupils to begin to use such structures naturally in their own written work. ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/b648cee9-c9e8-4139-bc7f-4cfc23e1fb72/a39ae4f3-d07b-42d0-9a78-efca16e61a5fimrovewriting3.png "") {: .center } ### 6) All of the Reading Question Sets contain at least two questions that require written responses. A broad range of questions may ask pupils to do some of the following writing tasks: * predict the next part of the story * write character descriptions * comment on the author's use of language * write a summary, short paragraph or new chapter related to the text * give and justify their opinions about the text * write about the themes in the text * write their own poem in a similar style to the one they have read * and many other questions designed to build on pupils' understanding and connection to the text. ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/b648cee9-c9e8-4139-bc7f-4cfc23e1fb72/24ed0f6b-91b5-4e22-8a5e-2ef0aa385ca4improvewriting6.png ""){: .center } E.g. [Riley's Rainbows (Year 2/3/4)](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/reading-comprehension-scrollable-text-versions/fiction/rileys-rainbows?years=1,2,3,4,5,6&keywords=Riley%27s%20Rainbows) _What advice would you give to Riley to help her with her worries? _ E.g. [Daft Dog's Day Out (Year 3/4)](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/reading-comprehension-scrollable-text-versions/fiction/daft-dogs-day-out?years=1,2,3,4,5,6&keywords=Daft%20Dog%27s%20Day%20Out) _What do you think would happen if Daft Dog entered a competition at a posh dog show? Give reasons for your answer._ E.g. [What is a Fossil? (Year 3/4)](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/reading-comprehension-non-fiction/science/short-reads-what-is-a-fossil-1-pre-read-?years=1,2,3,4,5,6&keywords=What%20is%20a%20Fossil%3F) _Would you like to be a palaeontologist? Give a reason for your answer. _ E.g. [The Highwaywoman (Year 5/6)](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/reading-comprehension-poetry?years=1,2,3,4,5,6&keywords=The%20Highwaywoman) _Write the first verse for a poem called ‘The Highwaycat’ or ‘The Highwaydog’._ E.g. [The Round City of Baghdad (Year 5/6)](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/reading-comprehension-non-fiction?years=1,2,3,4,5,6&keywords=The%20Round%20City%20of%20Baghdad) _Write a short paragraph about the Round City of Baghdad for a younger child. Try to include at least one fact from each part of the text._ E.g. [No Show for Ruben (Year 6)](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/reading-comprehension-scrollable-text-versions/fiction/no-show-for-ruben?years=1,2,3,4,5,6&keywords=No%20Show%20for%20Ruben) _Do you think that the chapter titles are important in this story? Give at least two reasons for your answer._ ### 7) Open text answer questions model good written answers in the correct feedback. E.g. [The Fox and the Crow (Year 3/4)](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/reading-comprehension-fiction/fables_myths_and_legends/short-reads-the-fox-and-the-crow-1-pre-read?years=1,2,3,4,5,6&keywords=The%20Fox%20and%20the%20Crow) _Why did Fox call Crow a 'gorgeous bird'? Thank you. A good answer might look something like this: Fox called Crow a 'gorgeous bird' to try and get Crow to like her. If he liked her, he might talk to her. If he spoke or sang, then he would open his beak and drop the cheese._ E.g. [How Big is a Baby Elephant? (Year 5)](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/reading-comprehension-non-fiction/science/short-reads-how-big-is-a-baby-elephant-1-pre-read?years=1,2,3,4,5,6&keywords=How%20Big%20is%20a%20Baby%20Elephant) _Why are African forest elephants known as the gardeners of the forest? Thank you. A good answer might look something like this: African forest elephants are known as the gardeners of the forest because they improve the soil with their dung. They also make pathways between the trees, which allows more light in so that new plants can grow. _ ### 8) Checklists for written answers in the correct feedback allow pupils to assess their own writing. ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/b648cee9-c9e8-4139-bc7f-4cfc23e1fb72/6437a897-7e69-4bed-8e4b-6675589e2146improvewriting5.png ""){: .center } E.g. [The Battle of Britain (Year 5/6)](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/reading-comprehension-non-fiction/history/extended-reads-the-battle-of-britain?years=1,2,3,4,5,6&keywords=The%20Battle%20of%20Britain) _Who was Anne Frank? Do some research, and write a paragraph about Anne Frank’s life._ _Feedback:_ _Thank you. Check your writing, and give yourself one point for including each of the following:_ * _the dates of Anne Frank's birth and death_ * _the fact that she had to hide from the Nazi soldiers because she was Jewish_ * _the fact that she wrote a diary, which is now famous all over the world_. So there you have it, eight ways in which our LbQ sets can help inspire the next generation of writers in your classrooms!