Do your pupils need to revisit grammar skills regularly?
This year 4 Grammar Slam resource (Set B) 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 ‘Pandas’.
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: plural and possessive -s
Sentence: noun expanded by modifying nouns to create a noun phrase
Text: paragraphs to organise ideas around a theme
Punctuation: apostrophes to mark singular and plural possession Terminology used from year 4: none
Terminology used from previous years: apostrophe, plural, noun, noun phrase, paragraph
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 develop their understanding of the concepts :
- use and understand the grammatical terminology in English appendix 2 accurately and appropriately when discussing their writing and reading