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Modality Word Wall with Information


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A set of 56 vocabulary words based on the degrees of modality in persuasive writing.

Use these words to make a word wall, together with the information posters explaining the differing degrees of modality.

Words include: would, is, must, have to, will not, will always, never, absolutely, clearly, definitely, undoubtedly, certainly, obviously, positively, may, might not, might, ought, maybe, sometimes, rarely, chance, slight possibility, occasionally, not sure, certainty, definite, certain, essential, clear, necessary, complete, absolute, probably, tends to, should, often, regularly, majority, unlikely, frequently, likely, probable, usually, couldn’t, could, can, possibility, possibly, possible, doubtful, unsure, high possibility, probability and low probability.

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  • ACELY1690

    Identify characteristic features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the textElaborationsdescribing the language which authors use to create imaginary worlds; how textual features such as headings, subheadings...

  • ACELY1701

    Identify and explain characteristic text structures and language features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the textElaborationsexplaining how the features of a text advocating community action, for example ...

  • ACELA1477

    Examine how evaluative language can be varied to be more or less forcefulElaborationsexploring how modal verbs, for example ‘must’, ‘might’,’ or ‘could’ indicate degrees of probability or obligation (Ski...

  • ACELA1489

    Understand differences between the language of opinion and feeling and the language of factual reporting or recordingElaborationsidentifying ways thinking verbs are used to express opinion, for example ‘I think’, ‘I believe’, and ...

  • ACELA1484

    Learn extended and technical vocabulary and ways of expressing opinion including modal verbs and adverbsElaborationsexploring examples of language which demonstrate a range of feelings and positions, and building a vocabulary to express judgments abo...

  • ACELA1525

    Investigate how vocabulary choices, including evaluative language can express shades of meaning, feeling and opinionElaborationsidentifying (for example from reviews) the ways in which evaluative language is used to assess the qualities of the variou...

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Would be great if these weren’t labelled or colour coded to use as a sorting activity

Rach C · Dec 29th, 2018

Hi Rachelle,
A great workaround to achieve this would be to find a theme you like in name tags here:

https://www.teachstarter.com/resource-type/classroom-organisation/nametags/

Then in the Teach Starter Studio add the list of words from the post description above. This will create cards with each of the words which you can then use as a sorting activity.

If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kristian · Jan 2nd, 2019

I would love this resource converted into a desk mat so the students can have one on their desk while they work.

Alison Kelly · Sep 17th, 2018

Hi Alison, thanks for your suggestion.

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Kristian · Sep 19th, 2018

Would be a good game to play if the children had to classify them themselves- so not labelled as high or low. Otherwise it’s great and I’m using it today

Nicci Maddison · May 5th, 2015

Hi Nicci
Thanks for the great suggestion, I’ll look into creating a different version of this resource that children can sort. As you can understand, we get a number of requests to create new resources, so I can’t guarantee when I’ll have it updated for you.

We’ll soon be offering a way for Teacher and Ultimate Plan members to submit their requests and have them voted on by the Teach Starter community. Each month we will complete the most popular requests.

Please let me know if you have any further questions, I’m more than happy to help.

Kind regards,
Shanelle

· May 18th, 2015

this looks great and will support my writing lessons

Sara Slater · Feb 8th, 2015

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  • Added editable Word documents.

    Addition by Kristian Aug 28th, 2018

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