Lesson SummaryLesson:    ArticleOverview: What a Game! is a narrative which tells the story of a rugby match. List group Lesson Breakdown:Q1 Uses self questioning - true/false to test literal recallQ2 Multiple Choice questions test comprehension with slightly higher order questions A sequencing exercise helps develop ordering skills - a sense of beginning, middle and endQ3 Children are asked to match words used in the story to those similar in meaningVocabulary: ecstatic, friends, levelled, separating, confident, pitch, match, immediately.
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Lesson SummaryLesson:    PoemOverview: Mr. Nobody is a poem telling the story of a mysterious character. List group
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  • Lesson Breakdown:Q1 Uses true/false to test literal recallQ2 Multiple Choice questions test comprehension with slightly higher order questionsQ3 Children are asked to find words used in the story and type each one opposite the one closest in meaning to it. They are reminded to spell each word carefully. Some may find it helpful to be given a card reminding them to "look and spell, cover and spell, check" before typing. Others may find it helpful to have a pencil and paper and copy the word before typing.Vocabulary: tears (rips), unclosed, soil (to dirty), mischief, scatters, cracked, mislaid

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      Lesson:   LetterOverview: A letter from Sunnywood Funland. List group
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  • Lesson Breakdown:Q1 Uses true/false to develop self questioning skills and to test literal recallQ2 Multiple Choice questions test comprehension with slightly higher order questionsQ3 Children are asked to find words used in the story and match them to those similar in meaning in a given list. Again they are reminded to spell each word carefully.Vocabulary: improved, sniffing, amazing, tiny, scary, siesta, chicken out
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    Lesson SummaryLesson:   PosterOverview: Lost - a poster about a missing dog. List group
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  • Lesson Breakdown:This lesson provides a perfect opportunity for oral language and the development of the comprehension skill of prediction, in advance of the lesson. In pairs/groups, knowing only the title of the lesson, children are asked to predict: what/who might be lost where are they/how did they get lost who finds them is there a reward? Post reading activities, such as summarising and predicting outcomes provide more opportunities for oral language and further development of comprehension strategies.Q1 Uses true/false to develop self questioning skills and to test literal recallQ2 A multiple choice exercise to test comprehension - children are asked to choose the most suitable from three given words to complete the sentencesQ3 Building vocabulary, improving comprehension and spelling - Children are asked to find words used in the story and match them to those similar in meaning in a given list. Again they are reminded to spell each word carefully.Vocabulary: ill, definitely, scared, mischief, escape, searching
    Lesson SummaryLesson:   LetterOverview: A Happy Ending - a letter. List group
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  • Lesson Breakdown:Q1 uses true/false to develop self questioning skills and to test literal recallQ2 A multiple choice exercise to test comprehension - children are asked to choose the most suitable from three given words to complete the sentencesQ3 Building vocabulary, improving comprehension and spelling - Children are asked to find words used in the story and match them to those similar in meaning in a given list. Again they are reminded to spell each word carefully.Vocabulary: Saturday, whimpering, sniffing, ecstatic, gleaming, alone, shivering
    Lesson SummaryLesson:   DiaryOverview: Diary Entry using the fable The North Wind and the Sun. List group
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  • Lesson Breakdown:Q1 A multiple choice format, to test literal comprehension and to develop the strategy of self questioning and scanningQ2 A sequencing exercise to help develop ordering skillsQ3 Children are asked to find words used in the story and type them opposite those similar in meaning in a given list. Again they are reminded to spell each word carefully.Vocabulary: furious, banned, gradually, giggle, warmth, bragging, simple, confident, remove
    Lesson SummaryLesson:   ArticleOverview: Nature's Colourful Helicopters. List group
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  • Lesson Breakdown:Prediction - as in lesson 9, the title lends itself to prediction, with the clues in the title - "colourful" and "helicopters"Q1 A true/false activity to test recall and literal comprehensionQ2 Using multiple choice questions to test a higher level of comprehension and recallQ3 A close procedure, selecting suitable words from the story to fill in the blanks and complete sentences.Vocabulary: basking, annoying, disgusting, crawls, helicopter, diseases, backwards, zipping
    Lesson SummaryLesson:   DiaryOverview: The Best Pancakes Ever - a diary entry. List group
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  • Lesson Breakdown:Q1 A close procedure exercise to test comprehension. Children are asked to find suitable words in the story to complete sentences.Q2 A sequencing activity... (procedural writing)... How to make pancakesQ3 Children are asked to find words used in the story and type them opposite those similar in meaning in a given list. They are then asked to select the most suitable word and fill in the blanks to complete a sentence.Vocabulary: surprised, luckily, delicious, favourite, normally, granny.
    Lesson SummaryLesson:   StoryOverview: How Sparkey Got His Name - a narrative/story. List group
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  • Lesson Breakdown:This lesson, once again, presents an opportunity for oral language and the development of the comprehension skill of prediction, in advance of the lesson. In pairs/groups, knowing only the title of the lesson, children are asked to predict: who/what is Sparkey where did he/she get the name what might the story be about is there a clue in the title? Q1 A true/false activity to test recall and literal comprehensionQ2 Using multiple choice questions to test a higher level of comprehensionQ3 To enrich vocabulary, attention is drawn to a selection of more interesting words used in the story to replace "said, ate and liked". They are then asked to select the most suitable word and fill in the blanks to complete a sentence. A choice of three words is given for each sentence.Vocabulary: devoured, admired, enjoyed, chewed, ordered, adored, enquired, exclaimed
    Lesson SummaryLesson:   ArticleOverview: A Newspaper Article based on the Active School Flag initiative. List group
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  • Lesson Breakdown:Q1 uses true/false to develop self questioning skills and to test literal recallQ2 A multiple choice exercise with higher order questions to test comprehension and recallQ3 Children are asked to find words used in the story and type them opposite those similar in meaning in a given list. They are then asked to select the most suitable word and fill in the blanks to complete a sentence.Vocabulary: children, concentrate, appealing (begging), throughout, enjoyable, entire, action.