SPAG: Use of active/passive voice
Active or Passive Voice PowerPoint
Teach the complex subject of identifying the differences between active and passive voices, then using these in their own writing.
Choosing Active or Passive PowerPoint
Revise the grammatical differences between active and passive voices in order to use these effectively in own work.
Core: Introduction to blogs; features of informal writing
Formal and Informal PowerPoint
This helps teachers explain the specifics of register, audience, context and vocabulary in relation to the differences between informal and formal writing.
Apostrophes for Contractions PowerPoint
Contractions are frequently used in informal writing. This teaches children the correct use of contractions in this context.
Composition: Extended writing: explanations and instructions
Adverbs to link Ideas in a paragraph PowerPoint
Show children how adverbs link ideas in a paragraph, indicating time, order, manner, cause and contrasts. Also address punctuation issues.
Define parenthesis and model three common examples: brackets, commas and dashes. Show how and when to use each of these appropriately.
SPAG: Identify/use verbs, adverbs and adverbials in the context of Inventions
Adverbials for Biographies PowerPoint
Teach adverbials for time, place and manner, noting how they often begin with a preposition. Show how fronted adverbials are punctuated with a comma.
SPAG: Verb tenses, incl. perfect form, using biographies of Leonardo Da Vinci
Verbs and Tense PowerPoint
Explore simple past and present forms, present and past continuous (progressive) and perfect forms (present and past) of verbs.
Revision of Tense PowerPont
Revise simple, progressive and perfect forms of verbs.
Comprehension: Features of informal and formal writing
Informal and Formal Writing PowerPoint
This comprehensive presentation explains the differences between informal and formal styles of writing in relation to register, contractions, question tags, vocabulary and when and how to ‘break the rules’!