Access thousands of brilliant resources to help your child be the best they can be. For a much more detailed, parent-friendly guide to how children are taught about each of these concepts in English, as well as examples, click on the link in the word. TheSchoolRun also offers a free primary-school numeracy glossary and a free primary-school science glossary. Active voice A sentence is written in active voice when the subject of the sentence is performing the action for example, "The cat chased the mouse.
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You'll find basic definitions of important primary-school literacy terms below. For a much more detailed, parent-friendly guide to how children are taught about each of these concepts in English, as well as examples, click on the link in the word.
TheSchoolRun also offers a free primary-school numeracy glossary and a free primary-school science glossary.
Active voice A sentence is written in active voice when the subject of the sentence is performing the action for example, "The cat chased the mouse. 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. Alliteration Often used in poetry, alliteration is the repetition of an initial letter or sound in closely connected words.
Antonym Antonyms are words with opposite meanings love and hate, for example. Words with similar meanings are synonyms. Apostrophe Apostrophes are punctuation marks used to show possession and to show contraction also known as omission.
Article Articles are words which tell us whether a noun is general any noun or specific.
There are three articles: Argument text Argument text is a piece of writing which expresses points of view 'for' or 'against' the subject.
Biography and autobiography A biography is a non-fiction text written about someone else's life usually someone famous. An autobiography is a text written about one's own life.
Blending sounds Blending sounds means looking at a word and, rather than saying the separate sounds that make it up, linking the sounds together and saying the whole word in one go. Blending is an essential phonics skill which children are taught as part of learning to read. 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.
Clause Clauses are the building blocks of sentences, groups of words that contain a subject and a verb. Clauses can be main or subordinate.
Cohesive devices 'Cohesive devices' are the conjunctionsconnectives and pronouns used to link the parts of a piece of writing. Using the same verb tense throughout a text also offers 'cohesion'.Another practise writing example to use with Y6 pupils in preparation for SATs.
Hope you find it useful!/5(7). Four differentiated activities to find and copy information from a variety of texts, including a diary, a formal letter, a non-chronological report and an informal letter. KS2 Refugee Formal Persuasive Letter Writing Activity Pack (2 member reviews) This fantastic KS2 persuasive letter-writing pack contains an original story about a refugee and activity sheets to write a formal persuasive letter.
Letter writing (KS1 & KS2 resources) A set of creative resources including letter writing templates and frameworks for writing formal letters and letters of complaint. This resource features two formal letter examples for you to use while teaching formal writing.
Great for any number of English activities or even in topic lessons.4/4(4). This great PowerPoint is perfect for guiding your children through the writing of a persuasive letter.
With clear explanations about the structure and content required, it'll have your children writing .