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Using the correct connective worksheet

Using the correct connective

Look at these connectives: But; and; because; so. Where do they fit in the paragraph below?
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Using exclamation and question marks worksheet

Using exclamation and question marks

These sentences have been taken from a letter a child wrote to his favourite author. Which ones need exclamation marks and which ones need question marks? Can you add them in?
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Using adjectives to improve writing worksheet

Using adjectives to improve writing

Imagine you have just found an unusual-looking egg. Close your eyes and think about where you found it and what it looks like. What does it feel like in your hand when you pick it up? Write some words and phrases around the picture to describe your egg.
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Using a WOW word Bank worksheet

Using a WOW word Bank

Close your eyes and imagine a monster. Now go through the Wow words bank and circle all the words that you would use to describe it. Look up any words you don’t know in the dictionary. Write a few sentences about your monster, using wow words you circled.
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Time connectives in an instruction text worksheet

Time connectives in an instruction text

Here are some step-by-step instructions to making a cup of tea. The time connectives are missing – can you choose the right ones from the box at the bottom and fill them in?
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Spelling patterns: the prefix dis- worksheet

Spelling patterns: the prefix dis-

When you add the prefix ‘dis-’ to a word, it gives the word the opposite meaning. Look at these sentences. Some of the words are missing. Can you add them in the correct places?
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Speech punctuation worksheet

Speech punctuation explained

Read this passage and add the correct speech punctuation. Remember the rules: 1) Use “ to open the reported speech 2) End the reported speech with !, ? or , 3) Use ” to close the reported speech
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Sorting jumbled-up sentences worksheet

Sorting jumbled-up sentences

Cut out these words and think about how to organise them into sentences. Each sentence starts with ‘The’. Each sentence contains seven words. Each sentence contains a noun described by an adjective, plus a powerful verb. Once you have made your four sentences, see if you can re-arrange them into different sentences that still make sense.
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Reading comprehension: storyboarding worksheet

Reading comprehension: storyboarding

Read this story about ‘Arachne the Spinner’. Can you complete a storyboard? Draw a picture to show what is happening in each part of the story and write a short sentence underneath to explain it.
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Reading comprehension: powerful verbs worksheet

Reading comprehension: The myth of Theseus and the Minotaur

Read this story about the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. Look at the part of the story in bold. The fight between Theseus and the Minotaur is not described in detail. Can you write a paragraph explaining what happened? Here are some of powerful verbs you could use.
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Reading comprehension: Persephone and the pomegranate seeds

Reading comprehension: Persephone and the pomegranate seeds

Read this conversation between Hades and Persephone when he takes her to the Underworld. Persephone wants to leave, but Hades is trying to persuade her she will be happy with him. Think about what Persephone and Hades might have said to each other and then write the conversation between them. Don’t forget the rules of speech: 1. Start each character’s speech on a new line. 2. Use “ to open the speech. 3. End the speech with !, ? or ,. 4. Use ” to close the speech. 5. Use a reporting clause (for example, said Hades or whispered Persephone)
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Reading and performing a play script worksheet

Reading and performing a play script

This is a play script about a girl who has moved from Ireland to England and is finding it difficult to settle in at school. Find two other people to act out this play script with you. Make sure you read the stage directions (in brackets and italics) so you know what to do. Put lots of expression into what you are saying – you’re on the stage!
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Paragraphs explained worksheet

Paragraphs explained

Paragraphs are sections of writing. In information texts, writers try to make sure that each thing they are writing about is separated into paragraphs. How would you split up this text about Chinese New Year into different paragraphs? Make a mark on the text to show where each new paragraph would start.
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Matching nouns and adjectives worksheet

Matching nouns and adjectives

Cut out all the word cards on these two pages. Can you match each noun (white cards) with two adjectives (coloured cards)? There is no one correct way to do this, but your two adjectives must make sense with the noun you have chosen.
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Making notes on a text worksheet

Making notes on a text

Read through the text and make notes on each of the paragraphs in the boxes on the next page. Remember: when you take notes you need to only include important words and phrases. Don’t write whole sentences!
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Improving information text worksheet

Improving information text

Nicola had to write an information text about teeth and was given these success criteria by her teacher: Group your facts into paragraphs; remember capitals and full stops in the right places; use connectives in your sentences. Did Nicola do what the teacher asked?
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Imperatives in an instruction text worksheet

Imperatives in an instruction text

‘Bossy’ verbs are the verbs we use in an information text; they tell someone to do something. The proper name for them is imperative verbs. Can you underline the bossy verbs in this instruction text?
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Identifying adjectives and powerful verbs worksheet

Identifying adjectives and powerful verbs

Read this adventure story. Can you identify the adjectives and powerful verbs that the author has used to make this piece of writing interesting to the reader?
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Dilemma story starter worksheet

Dilemma story starter

Jake is in a dilemma! Read the beginning of this story. What would you do if you were in Jake’s position? Continue writing and describe what happens next.
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Describing a story setting worksheet

Describing a story setting

Emma had to describe a Victorian classroom and was given these success criteria by her teacher: remember to add adjectives; use capitals and full stops in the
right places; describe what you can see, hear, smell and feel. Has Emma done what her teacher asked?
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