Grammar: Relationship among style, purpose and The audience

Subject : 

English Grammar

Topic :

Grammar: Relationship among style, purpose and The audience

Term :

Second Term 


Week 3

Class :

Basic 6 / Primary Six  


Previous lesson : 

The pupils have previous knowledge of

Structure: Simple passages of dialogue and Conversation


Behavioural objectives :

At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • define the style of writing
  • explain the purpose of any write up
  • study the intended audience of any literary write up


Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Related Online Video
  • Flash Cards

Methods of Teaching :

  • Class Discussion
  • Group Discussion
  • Asking Questions
  • Explanation
  • Role Modelling
  • Role Delegation


Reference Materials :

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
  • Workbooks


Content :


Grammar: Relationship among style, purpose and The audience


Every writer has his or her own unique ways of writing and this makes it for everybody to develop his or her own style, purpose and the audience.

Knowing your  audience for a particular write up  is very critical and of great value  because it boils down to the facts that  the content that will appear in the writing. The content of any write up , composition or articles   has a specific topic will vary depending on the intended readers , listeners  or audience. …



The Purpose Of Writing —WHY   (why am i doing this write up ?)

My writer’s style guide lists these three key elements as

1) Subject  : This deals with the main the main topic of the whole write up.

2) Audience : This deals with the targeted people that are suppose to make use of the information in the write up .

3) Purpose : This deals with the aim or reason of the write up

However, it seems Purpose must come first. Without it, why did you sit down to write in the first place? Purpose is the driving force behind the work. It will determine what you write about (subject) and how you arrange your argument for maximum impact (audience). Also, the purpose drives the intended result.

Subject—WHAT am I going to write about?

Decide what about the subject is most interesting or important. In the case of the composition, you probably won’t write an essay that describes the entire plot. Rather, you will pick a specific element of the plot and focus on what it does.  Subject requires attention to both inclusion and exclusion.

3) Audience—WHO is going to read this?

This is harder than it seems because you have to intuit what your intended audience does and does not know. When ever there is any write , the intended audience should be bear in mind . Is the content for general audience , minor or gender specific . To include every possible reader, is, well, impossible, or at least not practical when writing generally for the public audience .


4) The style—How is it written or done ?

This style is unique because everybody does almost everything differently because of his or her style . Every Author or writer has his or her  own unique ways or mannerism of writing , composition , explanation, teaching or conversation.




The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise




The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.

He or she does the necessary corrections when and where  the needs arise.



  • What is mannerism ?
  • Mention three basic reasons for writing .
  • Write out three basic suggested topics or subjects for a composition write up
  • Explain style  in writing .




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Mode of drug use and Consequences


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