Impact on school attainment Impact on school attainment Many schools have found that daily storytelling can have a dramatic influence on progress in composition.
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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'. Comparative The comparative form of an adjective or adverb is used to compare one person, thing, action or state to another. The comparative is usually formed by adding the suffix -er. Conjunction A conjunction is a type of connective 'connective' is an umbrella term for any word that connects bits of text.
Co-ordinating connectives include the words and, but and so; subordinating connectives include the words because, if and until. Connective A connective is a word that joins one part of a text to another. Connectives can be conjunctionsprepositions or adverbs. Consonant and consonant cluster The alphabet is made up of 26 letters, 5 of which are vowels a, e, i, o, u and the rest of which are consonants.
A consonant is a sound that is made by blocking air from flowing out of the mouth with the teeth, tongue, lips or palate. Two consonants which appear next to each other are known as a consonant cluster.
Contracted words or contractions Contracted words are short words made by putting two words together. Letters are missed out in the contraction and replaced by an apostrophe, for example I'm I am or it's it is.
Creative writing Narrative or creative writing involves writing stories with a structure, using knowlege of grammar and punctuation to present them correctly.
This useful PowerPoint uses examples from popular novels to help your class use exciting story openers in their narrative writing.4/4(5). KS2 English lesson plan and worksheets on story writing. Dovelands Primary School. Welcome Welcome to our website. As the Headteacher of Dovelands, it is a pleasure to introduce our UNICEF Rights Respecting primary school to you.
CCVC words are made up of a consonant, a consonant, a vowel and a consonant. Decoding Decoding is the process of seeing written words on a page and being able to say them out loud. Determiner A determiner is a word that introduces a noun and identifies it in detail.
Determiners can be articles a, an, thedemonstratives this, thatpossessives your, hisquantifiers some, manynumbers six, sixty. Digraph A digraph is two letters that make one sound. Digraphs can be made up of vowels or consonants. Direct and indirect speech Direct speech is a sentence in which the exact words spoken are reproduced in speech marks quotation marks or inverted commas.
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