Composition: Write own version of a story based on one read in class
Ruth Merttens’ lovely story Wild Pets imagines what happens when your unassuming pets indulge their wild side! The colourful pictures and gentle humour will delight younger readers. The structure and patterns of the text make a great starting point for inspiring children’s own writing.
You can purchase printed copies of this Group Reader from Hamilton Education.
SPAG: Identifying and using pronouns, including for cohesion
Personal and Possessive Pronouns and Determiners PowerPoint
This presentation teaches children about personal and possessive pronouns. It points out the difference between possessive determiners and possessive pronouns and then demonstrates how we use pronouns to add cohesion.
SPAG: Understanding and using the perfect form of the past tense
Perfect Form PowerPoint
The past tense is revised so that children can identify it. Then children are introduced to the Perfect Form and recognise how to form it and when to use it, understanding its significance in relation to meaning.
SPAG: Writing imaginative and correctly punctuated dialogue
Dialogue Punctuation PowerPoint
This presentation take children through dialogue punctuation, reinforcing what they remember correctly and addressing any misconceptions.
SPAG: Present perfect form
Grammar PowerPoint: Present Perfect Form
Revise verbs and simple past and present verb forms, before learning to identify and build sentences in present perfect form. Discuss when the present perfect form is used in writing.
SPAG: Punctuating dialogue; inference and prediction
Grammar Presentation: Dialogue
Children identify, read and learn how to punctuate direct speech, including inverted commas, commas between clauses and end of speech clause punctuation.