Non-fiction

English Year 2 Spring Instructions

Instructions by Neil Gaiman

Using Instructions by Neil Gaiman, explore reading, giving, planning and writing instructions. Learn about different sentence types and revise sentence punctuation.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Reading and writing instructions
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: identifying and using different types of sentence – questions, statements, commands and exclamations
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Instructions by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Charles Vess

Comprehension
Unit 3 Composition and comprehension: Reading and writing instructions
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Instructions by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Charles Vess
Fairy Land Instructions (in resources)

Group Reader
Dream On by Ruth Merttens (provided below)

Group Readers

Dream On

Children will develop their imagination with this charming and fantastical tale. Powerful imagery and description are used to help support the children's own writing as children are encouraged to explore the magical contained in the everyday. The beautiful hand-drawn illustrations help to support emerging independent readers as they follow the story.

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

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: sentence punctuation; apostrophes in contractions and for possession
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Instructions by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Charles Vess

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Write instructions to accompany a fairy-tale map
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Instructions by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Charles Vess

Group Reader
Dream On by Ruth Merttens (provided below)

Group Readers

Dream On

Children will develop their imagination with this charming and fantastical tale. Powerful imagery and description are used to help support the children's own writing as children are encouraged to explore the magical contained in the everyday. The beautiful hand-drawn illustrations help to support emerging independent readers as they follow the story.

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