Non-fiction

English Year 4 Spring Reports

Wolves

Read Wolves in the Walls (Gaiman) and Wolves (Gravett) for features of non-chronological reports. Use adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions of time/cause. Produce reports.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core Unit: Read and compare fiction and non-fiction about wolves
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
The Wolves in the Wall by Neil Gaiman
Wolves by James Maclaine
Walk with a Wolf by Janni Howker

Optional Texts
Wolves by Emily Gravett

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Using conjunctions to express time and clause in multi-clause sentences
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Walk with a Wolf by Janni Howker

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Time and Cause

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Reading non-fiction and recognising its features
(suggested as 2 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Wolves by J. Maclaine

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Express time, cause and place with adverbs and prepositions
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Wolves by Emily Gravett

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Prepositions, Adverbs, Time, Cause

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Write reports about wolves using grammar from previous units
(suggested as 4 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Wolves by J. Maclaine

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Time and Cause
SPAG PowerPoint: Prepositions Adverbs Time Cause