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SPAG: Conjunctions for Subordination

Group Readers

Angry Cat
Children will explore feelings with this charming tale of a very angry cat! The simple repeated structure and beautifully drawn illustrations will encourage emerging independent readers to engage with the story and draw parallels with their own feelings as they follow cat’s tale.

You can purchase printed copies of this Group Reader from Hamilton Education.

Day 1 Teaching
Explore the Isle of Fright map in Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears. Discuss the author’s ideas and intentions and help children to understand and enjoy the humour. Note that maps and diagrams can give the reader context for a recount.
Children read the ‘Visitors Map of the Isle of Fright’ and explore the vocabulary, jokes and the humour within it. They write a brief recount of what happens when Little Mouse is scared.

Day 2 Teaching
Explain that today you will explore a real-life recount of a scary event, written as a news report. Read and analyse the first few paragraphs of the news report, then recap on features of a recount.
Children read the report in ability-pairs and answer questions about the structure, language and content of the text.

Day 3 Teaching
Read the newspaper page in Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears. Ask from whose perspective the story is written and how the mice are portrayed within the report. How do children think the report will end?
Children write a news report style recount based on the Three Blind Mice. The report is for the Mouse Times newspaper, so children will need to write their recount from a different perspective to that of the book.

Adverbs for Time, Place and Manner PowerPoint
Children briefly revise verbs before exploring how adverbs modify verbs and clauses, giving information about time, place and manner. They consider the impact and punctuation of adverbs, depending on position.

Dear Postman
Dear Postman is a super text for introducing letters to beginning readers. The animals write notes to the postman asking him to deliver their special treats, their patience is rewarded with a knock at the door. Readers will gain confidence with the repeated phrases and patterns of the book.

You can purchase printed copies of this Group Reader from Hamilton Education.

The Cat's Journey
The Cat's Journey by Ruth Merttens. The cat recounts her long journey in simple language, making it accessible to children who still struggle to read. What makes this a ‘must’ are the original and idiosyncratic illustrations, which carry the story forward simply and effectively.

You can purchase printed copies of this Group Reader from Hamilton Education.

SPAG: Writing and punctuating direct speech

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

Punctuating Direct Speech PowerPoint
Teach the conventions for writing direct speech, including speech marks, reporting clauses, commas and starting new lines with every speaker change. Spot and correct errors in punctuated speech.