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Week Beginning 4th January 2021

There's a Rang-tan In My Bedroom

All of our work for the next three weeks will be around this book, which is also an advert. Please watch this video first.

There's a Rang-tan In My Bedroom

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Tuesday 5th January 2021

Our first unit of work for this book is looking at Diary Recounts.

 

Today we will be looking at Fronted Adverbials. This is something we focused quite a bit on before Christmas. Remember, you need to pick a fronted adverbial and then include a comma after it.

The adverbial must go at the beginning of the sentence, otherwise it can't be a fronted adverbial.

 

If you need a recap of what a Fronted Adverbial is, watch this video below to help.

Recap - What is a Fronted Adverbial?

Have a look at the documents below. Make sure you pick the document for your English Group.

Task 1

Download the correct sheet for your English Group. If you are not sure, message Mrs. Bennett or Mr. Hicks to double check.

 

Task 2

See how many sentences you can write including the fronted adverbials. Remember, it is important it contains the correct punctuation (capital letters for beginning of sentences and nouns, comma after the fronted adverbial and for lists, full stop at the end of the sentence) and also to be the best sentence possible. Therefore, try and include the best adjectives and adverbs you can.

My example for a sentence is:

Before long, the small, gingerbread-orange orangutan had begun to angrily destroy my delicate houseplants and throw away my favourite milk-chocolate - I was aghast!

 

To break this example down, I have re-written the sentence again, highlighting fronted adverbials in brown, adjectives in red and adverbs in blue.

Before long, the small, gingerbread-orange orangutan had begun to angrily destroy my delicate houseplants and throw away my favourite milk-chocolate - I was aghast!

 

Task 3

Go back through your work. Highlight/Colour the fronted adverbials in one colour, adjectives in a second colour and adverbs in a third colour.

Wednesday 6th January 2021

Today we will be looking at what a fantastic diary recount looks like and trying to identify their features. Below is a document which shows a really good diary recount on There's a Rang-tan in my Bedroom.

Task 1

Read the Diary Entry (above) and see what fantastic ideas and features you can find.

 

Task 2

Go back through the Diary Entry and find examples of:

  • It beginning with 'Dear Diary'
  • It being written in past tense
  • The use of first person pronouns (I, we, my, etc.)
  • Thoughts, feelings and emotions being described.
  • It being written in an informal style (as though it is someone speaking)
  • The use of adverbials of time to link events.
  • It being written in chronological order.
  • It being organised into paragraphs.
  • The use of inverted commas to show direct speech.

 

Annotate the Diary Entry demonstrating where these features are found.

Diary Features Lesson with Mrs Bennett

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Thursday 7th January 2021

Today we are going to be looking at different types of sentences. If we can vary our sentence types, we can make our work more interesting.

 

Every group is on the same worksheet today. Please download it below.

Task 1

We are going to start by looking at list sentences. Look at the photo below for an explanation and some examples. There is also an example on your worksheet. How many sentences can you make about There's a Rang-tan in my Bedroom, in the format of List Sentences? Have a go now.

Different Sentence Types Lesson with Mrs Bennett

Task 2

Next, we are going to look at short sentences. Look at the photo below for an explanation and some examples. There is also an example on your worksheet. How many sentences can you make about There's a Rang-tan in my Bedroom, in the format of Short Sentences? Have a go now.

Task 3

The third sentence type we are going to look at is 2a sentences (Expanded Noun Phrases). Look at the photo below for an explanation and some examples. There is also an example on your worksheet. How many sentences can you make about There's a Rang-tan in my Bedroom, in the format of 2a Sentences? Have a go now.

Task 4

After that, we are going to look at 3 -ed sentences. Look at the photo below for an explanation and some examples. There is also an example on your worksheet. How many sentences can you make about There's a Rang-tan in my Bedroom, in the format of 3 -ed Sentences? Have a go now.

Task 5

Penultimately, we are going to look at double -ly sentences. Look at the photo below for an explanation and some examples. There is also an example on your worksheet. How many sentences can you make about There's a Rang-tan in my Bedroom, in the format of 3 -ed Sentences? Have a go now.

Task 6

Finally, we are going to look at all the w's sentences. Look at the photo below for an explanation and some examples. There is also an example on your worksheet. How many sentences can you make about There's a Rang-tan in my Bedroom, in the format of all the w's Sentences? Have a go now.

Friday 8th January 2021

Today is our final day of looking at Diary Recounts. For the next two weeks we will be focusing on Newspaper Writing.

 

In order to finish off our Diary Recount unit, we need to have a go at writing our own. Click on your groups document (below) and follow the slow-writing strips that we have done in class before for other units. Show both Mrs. Bennett & Mr. Hicks how fantastic your writing can be! Take your time and follow the steps carefully so you don't make silly mistakes. We can't wait to see your work!

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