Non-fiction

English Year 4 Summer Persuasive Writing

Animals in Captivity

Explore issues around animals in captivity, reading texts including Zoo by Anthony Browne and Rainbow Bear by Michael Morpurgo. Study adverbials and expanded noun phrases.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to issues around zoos
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Adverbials and fronted adverbials
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Zoo by Anthony Browne

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Adverbials and Fronted Adverbials

SPAG
Unit 3 SPAG: Noun phrases and expanded noun phrases; provoking emotion
(suggested as 4 days)

You Will Need

Texts
The Rainbow Bear by Michael Morpurgo

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Expanded Noun Phrases

Comprehension
Unit 4 Comprehension: Features of persuasive texts; plan and deliver a speech
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Zoo by Anthony Browne
The Persuasion Book by Sue Palmer (see resources)

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Write a persuasive article for a website
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.