Non-fiction

English Year 3 Summer Reports

Video Games

Explore non-chronological reports about video games. Revise word classes and study dialogue punctuation. Read/write informal and formal reports. Design and present a new game.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to the features of NCRs; informal game reviews
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
All the required texts are in the resources document

Website
CBeebies games from www.bbc.co.uk

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Punctuating dialogue and quotes; what makes a good game
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
All the required texts are in the resources document

Websites
What makes computer games fun? from www.bbc.com

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Punctuating Direct Speech

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Read and write formal reports about computer games
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
All the required texts are in the resources document

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Word classes: nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs; video game characters
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
All the required texts are in the resources document

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Word Classes

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Design a new platform game and present it in a report
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.