Do your pupils need to revisit grammar skills regularly?
This year 4 Grammar Slam resource (Set A) will give children the opportunity to revisit key phonics, 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 ‘A Great Catch’.
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: present tense verb inflections for ‘to be’
Sentence: noun expanded by adjectives to create a noun phrase
Text: personal pronouns to aid cohesion
Punctuation: to use inverted commas to indicate direct speech (revisit year 3)
Terminology used from year 4: pronoun
Terminology used from previous years: inverted commas, direct speech, adjective, noun phrase, present tense
How could you use Grammar Slam?
Perfect for starters to English lessons to teach or revisit skills previously taught or for display on the board at the beginning of the day during registration, or at any point where there is five 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 develop their understanding of the concepts :
- choosing nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition
- using and punctuating direct speech
- use and understand the grammatical terminology in English appendix 2 accurately and appropriately when discussing their writing and reading