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Year 5 Model Text Resource Pack 16: ‘How to Care for a Rabbit’ (Report; Science - habitats)

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Real Writing Year 5 - Unit 16
Model text: How to care for a rabbit, by Anita Loughrey
Curriculum Links: Science (Habitats)

Unit overview
This writing unit for Year 5 is built around an original model text by Anita Loughrey; a leaflet about how to look after a rabbit. The example text is available as a PDF in three versions (plain, illustrated and annotated); annotated and non-annotated PowerPoint presentations are also included.

In this two-week unit, pupils will research how to care for a different pet and write their own leaflet based on the model text.

Key curriculum skills
Two fully-resourced lesson plans are included for Year 5 English objectives.

1. Vocabulary: To explore the effect of adding the suffix ‘-ate’ to words
Pupils will: complete sentences using a word ending in ‘ate’. Write sentences for given words, showing how the suffix -ate changes the meaning.

2. Grammar: To use adverbs to indicate possibility
Pupils will: order adverbs by possibility and discuss their choices. Write a paragraph describing how someone should look after a pet using adverbs to indicate possibility. Investigate how adverbs are used in examples of persuasive and informative texts.

Revisited skills

  • using paragraphs to organise ideas
  • using pronouns
  • using conjunctions to vary sentences

Additional Y5 teaching points

  • to use headings to structure the text and guide the reader
  • to summarise key points from a text
  • to use modal verbs
  • using brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis

Year 5 words: featured vocabulary
Spelling words: recommend, especially
Tier 2 words: considerate, affectionate, consider, appreciate, fortunate, affection, fortune

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