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Think of a person you want to research. Use the Internet and / or library to find out about this person. Use the spider diagram below to make notes about their birth, young adulthood, later adulthood and death.
Draw a picture of yourself, then using the words below, can you label the different parts of your body?
Rosie has written some instructions about how to brush your teeth. She’s got a bit jumbled up though! Can you cut out the sentences and put them in the correct order?
It’s your birthday and you’re having a party! Draw a list of five things you’d like to have to eat. Write the words next to each of your pictures (just write the first sounds you can hear if you can’t write the whole word).
This is an instruction text. It comes from a manual that came with a digital camera. See if you can find any manuals around the house or on the internet. Can you find the following features? Tick them off as you see them.
Adverts are designed to persuade people to buy things. The text is written to try to make the product sound as fantastic as possible. Read this advert for a cleaning robot then see if you can spot some of the features often used in adverts in the text.
Imagine that you are creating a product that you think people will want to use. This can be a completely made-up, make-believe product – it could even be magic! Use your imagination as much as possible. Draw a picture of your product below. Label it to show what the different features are and how it will be used.
Find an appliance in the home that you don’t know how to use, for example a hairdryer, printer or microwave. Have a go using the appliance yourself. Now, the adult who is helping you is going to follow YOUR commands in using the appliance. They must do exactly as you say! This means that your instructions must be very clear.
A closed question is one which only requires a simple answer (usually one word), for example: What is your name? An open question allows the person being asked to talk more freely in a variety of different ways, for example: How are you feeling? Here are some questions for Perseus. Cut them out and sort them into a pile of closed questions and a pile of open questions.
A newspaper article is a form of recount. Can you write your own newspaper report? Use the writing frame provided or make your own. Remember to include all the important features of a newspaper article.
Think of a topic that you could write your own explanation text about. Think of something you are interested in. Now make some notes on your topic then create a writing frame, either on the computer or by drawing lines with a pencil and ruler. Plan your explanation text on your writing frame. When you are happy with your plan, use another writing frame to write up your text neatly
Use this planning frame to write a recount. There are some helpful questions to get you going.
Explanation texts explain how something is done. Read this text is about how glass bottles are recycled. Can you find these elements in this explanation text: sub-headings; numbering; paragraphs; pictures / diagrams; other connectives such as because, but, and, therefore?
Think of a film you have seen that you really enjoyed. Can you write a film review that will persuade somebody to watch it? Make some notes in these boxes to help you plan your review.
Film reviews usually include: information about when the film was made, who it starred and awards it won; a few sentences to sum up the story of the film; a paragraph giving an opinion about the film. The idea of this review is that it should PERSUADE you to watch the film. Read this film review for The Wizard of Oz and underline any parts of the review that might make you want to watch The Wizard of Oz.
A FACT is something which can be proven to be true. An OPINION is what somebody feels or thinks about something. Someone has written a paragraph about spaghetti bolognese. Highlight the facts in blue and the opinions in red.
Read this article about a very clever dog. Can you find three facts in the newspaper article and underline them in blue? Can you find three opinions in the article? Underline them in red.
Read these notes on how bees produce honey. Write an explanation text on the writing frame, using the information above. You will need to put the notes above into proper sentences. Remember to include: time connectives; other connectives such as because, but, and, therefore; you also need to draw some pictures in the blank boxes.
Read about this incident on a family holiday and imagine that this had happened to you recently. Think of some questions you could ask your family members about this incident. Get some of your family members to read the paragraph above, ask them your questions and write a recount of the event.