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Year 5 English Challenge Pack

Year 5 English Challenge Pack

Challenging reading comprehensions and activities for Year 5 readers and writers, designed to stretch your child and offer them the opportunity to explore their year-group topics in greater depth.
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Proofreading: adding commas worksheet

Proofreading: adding commas

Look at these list sentences. Can you correct them by replacing the word “and” with commas? Remember, you need to use “and” before the last item in the list.
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Proofreading: adding brackets worksheet

Proofreading: adding brackets

Can you edit and improve each of these sentences by adding brackets (also called parentheses)?
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Making new words with suffixes and prefixes worksheet

Making new words with suffixes and prefixes

Look at the word list. Work out how many new words you can make by adding a prefix or suffix. Some of the words can have more than one prefix or suffix and be careful with the spelling as the words may change slightly!
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Improving writing with expanded noun phrases worksheet

Improving writing with expanded noun phrases

A noun phrase is a group of words that act in the same way as a noun. Expanded noun phrases improve a piece of writing by adding more information about the noun, making the text more interesting to read. Can you edit these sentences and improve them by matching them to one of the given expanded noun phrases?
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Apostrophes to mark contraction worksheet

Apostrophes to mark contraction

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.
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Using pronouns worksheet

Using pronouns

Can you add the pronouns below into the gaps in this passage from The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter?
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Revise subject and verb agreement and verb tenses worksheet

Revise subject and verb agreement and verb tenses

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?
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Changing verb tenses worksheet

Changing verb tenses

Look at the following sentences. Each one needs to be rewritten into different tenses. Are you ready?
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Using adverbs to connect clauses worksheet

Using adverbs to connect clauses

A subordinate clause contains a subject and a verb, but it needs to be attached to a main clause because it cannot make sense on its own. Clauses can be linked by conjunctions, prepositions and adverbs. Adverbs are used to show sequence (eventually, finally, meanwhile), contrast (however, on the other hand) or cause and effect (therefore, subsequently). Which of the red adverbs from inside the brackets above would fit into the sentences below?
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Pairs of synonyms worksheet

Pairs of synonyms

Synonyms are words that have similar meaning. For example: ‘overjoyed’ is a synonym for ‘happy’. Cut out the following words. Can you match up the pairs of synonyms?
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Changing words to antonyms by adding prefixes worksheet

Changing words to antonyms by adding prefixes

Antonyms are words with opposite meanings to each other. For example, ‘good’ is an antonym of ‘bad’. A prefix is a group of letters added to the beginning of a root word; for example, the prefix ‘un’ can be added to the root word ‘happy’ to make the word ‘unhappy’. Can you turn each of these words into its antonym by choosing the correct prefix from this row?
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What is ellipsis worksheet

What is ellipsis?

Ellipsis literally means to leave something out. Ellipsis (or suspension points) are a form of punctuation represented by three dots. In a story, we might use ellipsis if someone starts a sentence but doesn’t finish it. It is also often used to build suspense at the end of a paragraph or chapter. Where and why has ellipsis been used in this extract from a story?
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Using hyphens worksheet

Using hyphens

Sometimes we use hyphens to join a prefix and a root word, especially if the prefix ends with a vowel and the root word starts with a vowel. Cut out these prefixes, hyphens and root words. See if you can assemble them to make words.
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Using ellipsis in stories worksheet

Using ellipsis in stories

In writing, an ellipsis (...) shows that something has been left out or that someone has started a sentence but hasn’t finished it. It can also be used to build suspense at the end of a paragraph or chapter. Where and why has ellipsis been used in this story extract?
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Using dashes to add information worksheet

Using dashes to add information

Dashes can be used to indicate parenthesis (brackets can be used for the same purpose). Where do you think the dashes should go in these sentences?
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Identifying adverbial phrases worksheet

Identifying adverbial phrases

An adverbial phrase is a group of words (but no verb) that tells us when, how or where something is done. Using your knowledge of adverbial phrases, can you complete this chart?
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Dashes to mark the boundary between independent clauses worksheet

Dashes to mark the boundary between independent clauses

Sometimes dashes are used to indicate a pause in sentences that contain two independent clauses. Look at these sentences and add in the dash where you think it should go in each one.
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Dashes to link clauses worksheet

Dashes to link clauses

Sometimes dashes are used in sentences to link different clauses and indicate a pause or break in the flow of a sentence. Look at these sentences and write in a dash where you think it should go in each one.
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Dashes to indicate parenthesis worksheet

Dashes to indicate parenthesis

Can you add the missing dashes into these sentences?
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