Do your pupils need to revisit grammar skills regularly?
This year 5 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 ‘The Moon’.
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: converting nouns or adjectives to verbs using the suffix -ate
Sentence: modal verbs
Text: adverbials of place
Punctuation: commas after fronted adverbials (revisited from year 4)
Terminology used from year 5: modal verb
Terminology used from previous years: noun, adjective, verb, suffix, adverbial, subordinate clause, comma, fronted adverbial
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
- use further prefixes and suffixes and understand the guidance for adding them
Pupils should be taught to develop their understanding of the concepts:
- using modal verbs or adverbs to indicate degrees of possibility
- use and understand the grammatical terminology in English appendix 2 accurately and appropriately when discussing their writing and reading