Do your pupils need to revisit grammar skills regularly?
This year 3 Grammar Slam resource (set D) will give pupils the opportunity to revisit key word, sentence, text and punctuation skills from Appendix 2 of the English national curriculum. An opportunity to apply the skills in this Grammar Slam is included in the application task ‘Weather Forecast’
Presented as a PowerPoint, the activities can be displayed for the whole class to complete or discuss.
Content covered from English Appendix 2 in this resource:
Word: word families
Sentence: subordinating conjunctions
Text: present perfect verbs
Punctuation: apostrophes for contracted words(revisit year 2)
Terminology used from year 3: word family, prefix, subordinating clause
Terminology used from previous years: suffix, present tense, conjunction, verb, apostrophe
How could you use Grammar Slam?
Perfect for starters to English lessons to teach or revisit skills previously taught or display on the board at the beginning of the day during registration, or at any point where there is 5 minutes to fill, to make productive use of learning time.
This could also be used by pupils in higher year groups to revise key terminology and skills taught in previous years.
National Curriculum program of study links for English:
Pupils should be taught to use further prefixes and suffixes and understand how to add them
Pupils should develop their understanding by
- extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including: when, if, because, although
- using the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense
-learning the grammar for years 3 and 4 in English appendix 2