Non-fiction

English Year 5 Spring Recounts

Reports and Journalism

Use Tuesday by David Wiesner to study reports. Write speech, playscripts, speech bubbles, direct and reported speech. Use modal verbs; learn about cohesion. Write newspaper reports.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core Unit: Introduce reports and features of reports using ‘Tuesday’
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Tuesday by David Wiesner

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Study modal verbs and adverbs of possibility
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Tuesday by David Wiesner

SPAG
Unit 3 SPAG: Identify and write direct and reported speech
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Tuesday by David Wiesner

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Identify and use devices to build cohesion within paragraphs
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Hurricane by David Wiesner

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Devices to Add Cohesion

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Read and write newspaper reports
(suggested as 4 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Tuesday by David Wiesner

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Degrees of Possibility
SPAG PowerPoint: Devices to Add Cohesion