Do your pupils need to revisit grammar skills regularly?
This year 4 Grammar Slam resource (Set F) 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 ‘The Puppet Maker’.
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: past tense verb inflections for ‘to be’ (was, were)
Sentence: expand nouns to create noun phrases
Text: irregular past tense verbs (revisit from year 2)
Punctuation: use of commas after fronted adverbials
Terminology used from year 4: determiner, adverbial
Terminology used from previous years: past tense, verb, noun, noun phrase, adjective, adverbial, comma
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 :
-using commas after fronted adverbials
- use and understand the grammatical terminology in English appendix 2 accurately and appropriately when discussing their writing and reading