Non-fiction

English Year 1/2 Spring Instructions

Cleaner World

Starting with Emily Gravett's beautiful books, Tidy and Too Much Stuff, explore instructional language and write instructions for improving the classroom and school environment. Study sentence types and verb tenses.

Start with the core unit to introduce key texts. Then select from comprehension, SPAG and composition units.

Core
Unit 1 Core: Giving instructions and being bossy
(suggested as 5 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Tidy by Emily Gravett

Group Reader
Being Bossy by Ruth Merttens and Jackie Abey

Group Readers

Being Bossy

A very simple text jammed full of humorous situations, strikingly illustrated to make children laugh out loud.  The text is full of imperative verbs, making it ideal for use when teaching instructions.

You can purchase printed copies of this Group Reader from Hamilton Education

SPAG
Unit 2 SPaG: Different forms of sentence. Sentence punctuation
(suggested as 2 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Text
Tidy by Emily Gravett

SPAG
Unit 3 SPaG: Verbs and tenses
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Text
Too Much Stuff by Emily Gravett

Composition
Unit 4 Composition: Write Instructions and Explanations
(suggested as 5 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Tidy by Emily Gravett
Too Much Stuff by Emily Gravett