Non-fiction

English Year 1 Summer Information Texts

Comparing Non-fiction and Fiction

Read gorgeous books about tigers, whales, sharks and polar bears. Understand differences between fiction and non-fiction, read, answer and write questions and produce factual texts.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core Unit 1 – Recognise differences between fiction and non-fiction
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
There’s a Tiger in the Garden by Lizzie Stewart
Tigress by Nick Dowson

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Writing Descriptive Sentences
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Big Blue Whale by Nicola Davies and Nick Maland

Group Readers
Whale Words

Websites
Whale Clip from www.YouTube.com

Group Readers

Whale Words
This text, with its stunning illustrations, is the perfect accompaniment to a teaching session on information texts. Guaranteed to capture a child’s imagination, it is nevertheless simple enough to be read by those just starting their reading journey.

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

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Comparing fiction and non-fiction
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Ice Bear by Nicola Davies
Rainbow Bear by Michael Morpurgo
Tigress by Nick Dowson

Composition
Unit 4 Composition: Writing questions as sentences
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Surprising Sharks by Nicola Davies

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Write a non-fiction book about Fierce Animals
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Tigress by Nick Dowson
Surprising Sharks by Nicola Davies
Ice Bear by Nicola Davies