Non-fiction

English Year 4 Summer Reports

Narratives of Liberation

Explore recounts using biographies from the civil rights movement: Henry’s Freedom Box and the story of Rosa Parks' life. Use dialogue punctuation, apostrophes and paragraphs.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core – Read about an escape and write a short recount
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Write dialogue using correct punctuation and a variety of reporting clauses
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

Presentations
SPAG: Writing and Punctuating Dialogue

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Explore a biography; use paragraphs in writing biographical recounts
(suggested as 4 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Who was Rosa Parks? by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Optional Texts
Little People, Big dreams: Rosa Parks by Lisbeth Kaiser

Presentations
SPAG: Paragraphs

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Identify correct uses of apostrophes and use in own writing
(suggested as 4 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Little People, Big dreams: Rosa Parks by Lisbeth Kaiser
Who was Rosa Parks? by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Presentations
SPAG: Uses of Apostrophes

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Write a recount in the form of a biographical blog
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
Who was Rosa Parks? by Yona Zeldis McDonough
Little People, Big dreams: Rosa Parks by Lisbeth Kaiser