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ERIC Number: ED472078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Pages: 60
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Year 4 Term 1: Plays. National Literacy Strategy.
Department for Education and Skills, London (England).
In this unit of work, the children will continue to learn about the features of playscripts, through reading and analyzing a play and writing a play based on a narrative. In the course of learning how to interpret and write stage directions, the children will apply their knowledge of adverbs. In the discrete work on vocabulary and spelling, the children will look at the relationship between nouns and adjectives and the verbs which are made from them using a range of suffixes. In addition, there is spelling wok on two-syllable words with double consonants and regular verbs from the medium-frequency word list. The plan of the unit is based on a teaching sequence which starts by exploring the reading objectives and moves into writing. An additional teaching sequence for spelling plots a route from learning the conventions of spelling, through practicing specific spellings, and concludes with learning to proofread. The 17 resource sheets include a play, "Atishoo!" (in an enlarged form for shared work and also in a version suitable for the children to use independently) and a story, "Robin Hood and the birthday cake" (to be made into a playscript). There are resources to support the analysis of the play and also for demonstration-writing. Materials for a card sort have been created for one of the spelling investigations. (RS)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Skills, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)