Core: Introduction to the idea of outsiders; empathy; cohesion
Pronouns and Determiners PowerPoint
This PowerPoint recaps cohesion before revising the identification and function of pronouns and determiners and their role in cohesive writing.
SPAG: Verbs; conjunctions: extend sentences, express time, place & cause
Teach children to identify active verbs and their subjects, also how to use auxiliary verbs in creating continuous verb forms.
Explain single clause sentences, then demonstrate how conjunctions are used to add subordinate clauses, giving information about time, place and cause.
Composition: Explore a dilemma; write dialogue based on a fable
The Ant and the Grasshopper
This beautifully illustrated retelling of Aesop’s fable is a perfect accompaniment to any teaching on traditional tales or stories with morals. The clear, decodable text and lovely watercolour pictures make this an excellent, accessible book to use as a group reader or whole class starting point for discussion. Children will enjoy thinking about the moral of the story and exploring the characters' actions and feelings.
You can purchase printed copies of this Group Reader from Hamilton Education.
SPAG: Cohesive writing: conjunctions
This PowerPoint revises conjunctions, how they create cohesion and how they are punctuated.
SPAG: Using and punctuating dialogue
Teach children about speech marks, end of speech punctuation and how to use and punctuate reporting clauses.
Creative writing: Write own fable incorporating known features
Time, Place and Cause PowerPoint
Explain single clause sentences and define verbs. Demonstrate how conjunctions can be use to extend sentences adding information on time or cause.
Dialogue Punctuation PowerPoint
Show children how speech marks ‘hug’ what is said, how to punctuate reporting clauses and how to position these in the middle of speech.