This English unit has been designed to introduce the key components of simple and compound sentences to younger students; specifically, capital letters and punctuation; verbs, nouns, adjectives and conjunctions.
It consists of 10 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.
The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.
An independent writing task, which may couple as an assessment task, is included in the unit.
This unit plan includes the following resources:
- The Bean Game
- Very Important Verbs Worksheet
- Commonly Used Verbs – Flashcards
- The Gingerbread Man Comprehension Text and Worksheet
- Common and Proper Nouns – Sorting Task
- Capital Letter and Period Scavenger Hunt Worksheet
- Build a Sentence Card Game
- Classroom Exit Tickets
- My Drawing of the Gingerbread Man Worksheet
- Character Adjective Accordion Template – The Gingerbread Man
- Character Adjective Accordion Template – Blank
- Adjective Posters
- Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences Flashcards
- Blank Comic Strip Template
- To identify that a simple sentence is a group of words that contains a subject, a verb, and expresses a complete thought.
- To identify that a verb describes an action in clauses or sentences.
- To identify that a noun is a naming word used for a person, place, or object.
- To identify that capital letters and different types of punctuation are used to build sentences.
- To identify that capital letters and punctuation are used to build sentences.
- To identify how to build a simple sentence.
- To identify that an adjective provides information about a noun and is often called a describing word.
- To use adjectives to describe the appearance and personality of a character.
- To identify that a compound sentence is made up of two or more main clauses joined together by a conjunction.
- To write simple and compound sentences.
Preparing for Learning
Prior to commencing the unit, develop a grammar display in the classroom. Display posters and learning goals that will stimulate the students’ interest and assist in their learning. For examples of teaching resources to display in your classroom, browse the Grammar topic on the Teach Starter website.
Some of the resources which accompany this unit plan will need to be prepared prior to teaching. For this reason, it is advised that teachers browse through all lessons before commencing the unit.
National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
- Key Stage 1 (KS1)
Key Stage 1 (KS1) covers students in Year 1 and Year 2.
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