SPAG: Using modal verbs and adverbs to indicate degrees of possibility
Modal Verbs PowerPoint
Learn how modal verbs modify verbs to indicate possibility, ability or obligation. Look at how modal verbs can be used to express shades of meaning.
SPAG: Using commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity
Revise the use of use of punctuation to indicate questions, statements and exclamations. Look at using commas in lists and to clarify meaning. Practise inserting commas and correctly punctuating sentences.
SPAG: Punctuating direct speech; prediction
Punctuating Speech PowerPoint
Revise dialogue layout and punctuation, including inverted commas, reporting clauses and starting a capital letter for opening speech. Interpret mixed-up speech and spot errors.
Y1/2 Group Readers (Fiction)
Chicken and Shark
This is a very simple fantasy story which has the sort of surreal context which often appeals to young children’s humour. Easily decodable, children can access this text with ease, drawn in by the quirky illustrations.
You can purchase printed copies of this Group Reader from Hamilton Education.
SPAG: Building cohesion with and across paragraphs
Pronouns and Determiners PowerPoint
Review the types of pronoun and how they are used in a sentence. Learn the difference between pronouns and determiners and how to identify them.
Cohesive Devices PowerPoint
Look at the different devices which can be used to create cohesion in a text: determiners and pronouns, conjunctions, adverbs and ellipsis. Learn how adverbials link ideas across paragraphs.
Composition: Write a new version of a story by Anthony Browne
SPaG PowerPoint Adjectives and Noun Phrases as in Unit 2
Remind children of nouns and adjectives, next to their noun or not. Extend noun phrases using prepositions to add information.
SPaG PowerPoint Co-ordinating and Subordinating Conjunctions as in Unit 4
Remind children what a sentence is, identifying the active verb in each sentence. Teach how to join sentences using co-ordinating conjunctions and how to add information using subordinating conjunctions.