Assessment for Learning Resource Bank

Web-based Learning and Teaching Support

Learning and Teaching Activity – Card Writing

Learning Targets for Key Stage 1

ISc - To exchange short simple messages such as writing greeting cards and notes

Learning Objectives:

Text Types


Language Items and Communicative Functions

Language Skills


Generic Skills

- cards



use formulaic expressions to begin and end a short written message, e.g. Thank you for your letter. / Merry Christmas

- use nouns/noun phrases to refer to days of the week and dates

- Reading
- Writing

- develop sensitivity towards language use in the process of communication

communication  skills

Related Basic Competencies:

L2-R-5-P3BC: Using a small range of reading strategies to understand the meaning of short and simple texts with the help of cues
L2-W-2-P3BC: Using some of the common punctuation marks and capitalization in short and simple texts accurately
L2-W-3-P3BC: Writing and/or responding to short and simple texts with relevant information and ideas (including personal experience and imaginative ideas) with the help of cues
Writing short and simple texts using a small range of vocabulary, sentence patterns and cohesive devices fairly appropriately with the help of cues despite some spelling and grammatical mistakes





For students'

Part 1

A presentation: Writing Cards
Learners learn the format of greeting cards with the help of prompts.


Part 2

An interactive activity: Sending Miss Chan a Card
Learners place information at appropriate places in a card with the help of prompts.


Part 3

An interactive activity: Tom's Halloween Party
With the help of word prompts, learners put words at appropriate places in a card.

Part 4

An interactive activity: Mike's Christmas Party
Learners learn the format of a card by rearranging some jumbled sentences/ phrases.

Part 5


Activity sheet


A classroom activity: Write Your Own Reply Card
Learners write a reply to an invitation.