In Year 2, our writing lessons were structured as follows:
Lesson 1: We would learn about the type of writing we'd be doing that week. For example, if we were writing non-chronological reports, we would learn what they were. We'd look at one, read it with a partner, highlight the features and discuss anything that would help us with our writing later on in the week.
Lesson 2: We'd plan our writing, research if we needed to or think about what content we wanted to include.
Lesson 3: Start the writing itself
Lesson 4: Finish, edit and assess
These are the writing genres that we have done in year 2:
Diary writing (you could ask them to keep a diary, or write a diary entry of when they were on holidays/went to the park/their birthday, or make it fictional by asking them to write a diary of when they went to the moon/somewhere they've never been before.
Story writing (design a character, write a description, plan a setting, write a description, then plan the beginning, middle and end, or simply re-tell a story that they already know)
Letter writing (Look at a letter, identify it's features - they could write a letter to anyone, their grandparents, school, a company saying thank you for something etc)
Recount (write about a place that they have been using time connectives, first, next, then etc)
Non-chronological reports (You can choose anything they have an interest in, from fish to cars to fashion. Use the internet to research and break the writing down into sub-headings)
Instructions (bake/make something and encourage them to write it down using imperative verbs i.e put, mix, pour, weigh)
Newspaper report (write a newspaper report on a historical event)