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Grammar and Punctuation Program Term 3

Year 1 Castle Cove Public School 2014




Grammar and punctuation conventions are regularly reinforced during all formal and informal writing activities. Additionally, weekly grammar lessons take
place in order to teach various concepts explicitly and thoroughly.

Children will be working in ability-based literacy groups to undertake grammar and punctuation activities this term. Each teacher will ensure that all of the
concepts listed below are taught during the term. Teachers will differentiate the learning of each concept in terms of difficulty, dependent upon the abilities
of each student.

OUTCOMES
WS1.12 produces texts using the basic grammatical features and punctuation conventions of the text type.
Uses adjectives to provide more information about nouns
Uses pronoun references accurately
Uses different types of verbs (action, thinking, seeing, feeling) in own writing
Uses past tense relatively consistently in literary texts
Uses relating verbs to describe and classify
Uses most common punctuation marks e.g. spaces, capital and lower case letters, full stops, question marks, speech, exclamation marks
Uses creative word play in the writing of literary texts
Uses synonyms in own writing and discusses differences in meaning e.g. hurried, raced, rushed
Usually uses capital letters at the beginning of sentences and for names
Experiments with other punctuation


WEEK TEACHING AND LEARNING FOCUS RESOURCES or ACTIVITIES EVALUATION REG.
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Revision: verbs, nouns and proper
nouns.
Nouns are people, places and
things.
Verbs are actions, states or
occurrences.
A sentence must contain a noun
and a verb.
Common nouns are names of
nouns and always need a capital.
*sort nouns and verbs
*verb charades
*noun charades
http://www.abcya.com/nouns_and_verbs.htm
http://www.softschools.com/language_arts
/grammar/noun/balloon_game/
http://www.abcya.com/nouns_and_verbs.htm

2 Speech Marks
Speech marks go around what
people say like a speech bubble.


Activities from this website resource
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/pdfs/direct.pdf
*Using the iPads, record a conversation between pairs. Then,
transcribe what was said.
*In groups, write a short play to be performed.
*Comic strip activity: fill in the speech bubbles. Then, write
down what is happening and what the people say using
correct speech marks.
*Print words for said from sparklebox:
http://resources.mysparklebox.co.uk/6000-7000/sb6199.pdf

3 Compound Sentences and
Conjunctions
Sentences are joined with
conjunctions, to make compound
sentences.
*Conjunction Clouds from TeachersPayTeachers could use
this as a whole class and then in literacy groups. For example,
print out the pages and have the starting sentences blu-tacd
to the wall (or similar), with the conjunction next to it. Then,
students choose/are given the ending and stick it next to the
matching sentence. Mix around they must choose the
matching conjunction, or the matching start of the sentence.
*Connectives posters from Sparklebox
*Conjunctions lesson:
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/conjunctions.ht
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Base Words, Prefixes and Suffixes
There are base words e.g. happy,
and we change these words
depending on the situation we wish
to describe with prefixes and
suffixes.
e.g. unhappy, happily.
*Prefix and Suffix games from sparklebox.co.uk
*Prefix/Suffix dominoes from sparklebox.co.uk
*Lesson on un and dis prefixes:
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/PC_prefix2.htm

5 Paragraphs
Ideas need to be grouped together
into paragraphs.
Practise picking out main points
and then writing the detail.
Here is some info for you:
http://www.voorhees.k12.nj.us/cm
s/lib/NJ01000237/Centricity/Domai
*Here are some activity ideas:
http://www.brainpop.com/educators/community/lesson-
plan/writing-a-paragraph-activities-for-kids/?bp-jr-
topic=writing-a-paragraph
* Hook-On Sentences: Choose a topic as a class (e.g. how to
be healthy) and decide on the different aspects you would
talk about (e.g. eating, hygiene, sport, being educated etc.).
Write an opening paragraph together, then split the class into
small groups. They write about their given sub-topic, and

n/2779/Chapter_19_Writing_Para
graphs.pdf
then as a class piece them together into an article.
*Cut up texts into ideas, and piece them together under
headings.
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Synonyms
Synonyms are words that have the
same meaning. By being aware of
different synonyms and using them
in our writing, we can make it more
exciting and descriptive.
You can tell if a word is a synonym
by putting the original word in a
sentence and then swapping it out
with the suspected synonym. If it
still means the same, its a
synonym!
*Synonym Spider game (Tashs resource see server)
*Interactive game:
http://www.abcya.com/synonyms_antonyms.htm
*Interactive Quiz:
http://www.firstschoolyears.com/literacy/word/other/synon
yms/interactive/synonyms.htm

7 Alliteration and Onomatopoeia
Alliteration is when words start
with the same letter, usually when
describing something or someone
and their actions; e.g. Sally snake
slithered slowly.
Onomatopoeia is words which
represent a sound e.g. bang, crash,
toot etc.

*Brainstorm nouns, verbs and adjectives starting with a given
letter
*Write alliteration poems: as a class, and then in pairs. First
with a given letter, then a chosen letter.
*This video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1b5kCvVBo8
*Make a Noise Wall
*Show pictures of transport (link to HSIE) or other things and
the class needs to make the noises for these things.

*Jigsaw activity: things that go Bang, Woosh, etc.
8 Similes
Something is like something else.
Something is as ___ as something
else.
*Make cards with phrases like as cold as as small as
etc. for use in the whole class and then later in literacy
groups. (see server)
*Write out the phrases and finish them in your grammar
book

9 Adverbs
Adverbs tell WHEN or HOW
something happened.
e.g. the bell rang AT 5:00; he
skipped HAPPILY
*Beginners sheet:
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/pdfs/3adverbbu
bs.pdf
*Make a word wall for Adverbs, split into When and How
adverbs
*Find all the adverbs in this text (see server)

10 Revision *Revise topics depending on individual class needs