Adverb An adverb is a word which modifies a verb, which means that it tells you how, when, where or why something is being done. Spider diagram A spider diagram is a planning tool used to help children make notes on a particular subject. These non-fiction texts are usually written in the present tense, with numbered points and diagrams or pictures to make the process clear.
Book me for a visit and you'll be added to the map. Biography and autobiography A biography is a non-fiction text written about someone else's life usually someone famous.
Book sales — questions I'm often asked Q: Recount A recount is a non-fiction piece of writing that gives details of an event that has happened. Am I available to visit you. Object The object of a sentence is the thing or person that is involved in an action, but does not carry it out "The cat chased the mouse.
Brush up on your own literacy skills, clear up homework confusion and understand exactly what your child is learning at school by reading our basic definitions with links to more detailed explanations, teachers' tips and examples.
Tables to set up my display materials. Brainstorming Brainstorming is a process in which a question or problem is posed, then a group of people give ideas which are noted by a person who writes them down on paper or a board for the group to see. Passive voice A sentence is written in passive voice when the subject of the sentence has something done to it by someone or something.
Children learn to read and spell common exception words throughout their time in primary school, particularly in Reception, Y1 and Y2.
Scaffolding learning 'Scaffolding' learning means providing a framework on paper that will support a child in learning a particular skill. Shared writing Shared writing is a process teachers use o help children to understand how to write a particular kind of text. Split digraph A digraph is two vowels which together make one sound as in the words tail, boat, found or read.
Mystery text A mystery story is one in which an unexplained event often a crime has occurred and the reader discovers how events unfolded by reading the text. Clauses can be main or subordinate.
Argument text Argument text is a piece of writing which expresses points of view 'for' or 'against' the subject.
Access thousands of brilliant resources to help your child be the best they can be. Kenning A kenning uses a two-word phrase in the place of a one-word noun in poetry for example, sea-farer instead of sailor. Sentences usually contain a subject doing something and a verb what is being done.
It's the road miles figure that counts, not the as the crow flies figure. Information texts are sometimes called non-chronological reports, because they are reporting information about something without mentioning the order of events.
Writing frame A writing frame is a blank diagram used to show children how to set out their writing and to remind them to include certain features. Vowel The alphabet is made up of 26 letters, 5 of which are vowels a, e, i, o, u and the rest of which are consonants.
As I write this, I'm thinking of two inner-city schools with very similar demographics, visited within days of each other as part of World Book Day events. I've put photos of examples of display materials made by schools in the Ideas for Pre-Visit Work section of this site — click link in sidebar to the left the Pocket Biographies and Storyboards have been replicated by many schools.
Non-fiction Any text that is not a story is non-fiction. Adverts, posters and travel brochure are all kinds of persuasive text. A compound sentence is formed when you join two main clauses with a connective. Apostrophe Apostrophes are punctuation marks used to show possession and to show contraction also known as omission.
Children are usually provided with a mini-whiteboard each, and use it to write on in the classroom. If parents decide to purchase a book, they need to return the completed order form and payment to school in time for my visit there is a return date printed on the form.
Persuasive text Persuasive text is non-fiction text which aims to make the reader do something. Simple, compound and complex sentences A simple sentence has a subject and one verb.
Exception words Exception words are words in which the English spelling code works in an unusual or uncommon way. Alliteration Often used in poetry, alliteration is the repetition of an initial letter or sound in closely connected words. Making the most of Talk for Writing training Download a PDF version of document here Rome wasn’t built in a day Talk for Writing Primary Adviser Maria Richards explains why you must invest time and have a plan if you want to reap the potential benefits of Talk for Writing for your school.
Free printable resources for the Letters and Sounds phonics programme. High quality, bright and colourful printable resources designed to appeal to children, plus free online games linked to the Letters and Sounds phases for teaching reading. Recounts (KS1 & KS2 resources) Practise recount writing with our helpful writing frames and visual PowerPoint instructions.
From adjectives to writing frames, TheSchoolRun's primary-school literacy glossary offers a complete guide to all the concepts children are taught in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 English.
School visits: sessions What can I offer you? Reception and Y1:Fiction reading Y1 and Y2: Non-fiction biography reading (with optional writing recount activity) Y1 to Y6: Creative writing – Myths Y3 to Y6: Non-fiction writing – Biographies Queen Elizabeth II Y3 to Y6: Biographical recount of the Queen with letter-writing activity Y5 to Y9: Role-play workshop – Make a non-fiction book Y3.
A basic template for children to use when planning a recount. I have used this with Year 1 children, and they were able to follow it with one step at a time. Feel free to make necessary changes for your class.Writing a recount ks1