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This text includes lots of words that could be shortened and replaced with an apostrophe (for example, I have = I’ve). This is called contraction. Circle all the words that could be shortened and write in the contraction.
Can you improve the sentences below by replacing “said” with another appropriate verb?
Look at all the ingredients in our compound word soup. How many different compound words can you make from them?
A polysyllabic word is a word that has more than one syllable. Can you break these polysyllabic words down into syllables?
To play, cut out the word cards and place them all face down on the table. Take it in turns to turn a card over and read the word and its individual syllables out loud. Keep the words you have turned over; when all the cards have been collected, count the total of syllables for all your words. The winner is the person with the most syllables.
Cut out the words below, muddle them up and place them face down. Each player takes it in turns to turn two cards over and read the words aloud. If the words are the singular word and its plural when a suffix has been added they keep the pair; if not they turn them back over. When all the pairs have been collected the winner is the player with the most pairs.
Can you sort these singular words into the correct column to show how you'd form the plural?
This story should be written in the present tense to tell the reader that the events in the story are happening now. Can you look at the underlined verbs and change them to the present tense?
When we write a story, it is important to describe all the events using the same verb tense. This story should be written in the past tense to tell the reader that the events in the story have already happened. Can you look at the underlined verbs and change them to the past tense?
When there is more than person or thing doing something, we say were. When there is just one person or thing doing something, we say was. Can you put either were or was into the following sentences?
Can you cut out these sentences and sort them into three tense groups (past, present and future)?
Can you add the pronouns below into the gaps in this passage from The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter?
This is a passage from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Look at the past tense verbs in the box below. Can you insert the correct ones in the gaps in the text?
This passage is about how and why the ancient Egyptians mummified dead bodies. Some verbs are in bold. Look at the subject of each of these verbs and also think about the tense they should be in (you may want to read the passage a few times first). Can you change the verbs so that they agree with their subjects and the tenses are correct?
In the following passage from The Tale of Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter, can you replace the nouns (in bold) with any pronouns?
This is a passage from The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. Look at all the underlined words. These are verbs (doing or being words) that are in the past tense, which means they are describing events that have already happened. Can you write the present tense of the verb above each one?
We use the present tense to talk about things that are happening now, in the present. We use the past tense to talk about things that have already happened. Can you cut out these sentences and sort them into two piles to show which use the present tense and which the past tense?
Look at the following sentences. Each one needs to be rewritten into different tenses. Are you ready?
Look at the gaps in the following sentences. Can you write one of the following words in each gap to make the sentence correct?