Sculptures are created by using Ted Hughes' Iron Man as a starting point.
Teaching activities Introduction Ask the children what a dictionary is for and what it enables us to find out. Explore Bitesize types of dictionaryrange of purpose and the range of information provided.
Recap alphabetical order, ensuring that the children are aware of the alphabetical sequence. Resources such as Digger and the Gang - At the Party game would enable the children to secure this skill. Display several groups of letters or words in a random order on the class whiteboard.
Gradually increase the complexity of the groups the children are working with - eg individual letter sequences, no missing letters e, f, g, h, i, j ; individual letter sequences, missing letters b, g, p, s, v, t ; words with initial sounds that are different any, random, group, of, words ; words with initial sounds that are the same butter, batter, beast, brilliant ; words with initial and second sounds that are the same animal, antelope, answer, ancestor and so on.
Ask the children to find the definitions of a number of words reinforcing facts already discussed. Introduce a timer to increase the speed of processing.
Ensure the children fully understand the layers of explanation offered in the dictionary, including word class information. Discuss meanings and broaden the discussion to include, for example, synonyms words that mean similar things and comparison of powerful adjectives eg joyful, elated, glad or verbs run, dash, dart, hurtle, scarper and so on.
Explore the impact word choice has upon meaning. Group work Ask the children to work online to explore dictionary definitions and locate a word using Bitesize dictionaries game. Plenary Divide the children into teams and complete the Bitesize dictionaries quiz.Activities for Responding to Reading in Year Five Written and compiled by the Lancashire Literacy Consultants Year 5 – Teacher’s Notes The activities are not intended to be issued without prior discussion and preparation.
Come to the movies! An interactive resource comprising a selection of persuasive texts linked to the movie world: a trailer; billboard poster; review and a book blurb.
Teachers’ notes by Karys Matthams — English Coordinator, Norfolk. It is often easy to forget that for many parents, homework is the only picture they get of what their child does at school.
We have therefore put a great deal of effort into writing suitable, fun and home-friendly activities for children and parents to share together. Writing a blurb photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Talk to your partner What is a blurb?
The blurb is the writing on the back of a book. It entices the reader to read a book by promising twists and turns but without giving away the ending! It makes you desperate to know what happens next! How to write a brilliant blurb! 1. Blurb Examples.
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