Y6 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling

Parenthesis Lesson

This Parenthesis lesson covers the prior learning of recognising parenthesis before moving onto the main skill of recognising and using parenthesis.

The lesson starts with a prior learning activity to check pupils’ understanding. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning with engaging reasoning and application tasks.

National Curriculum Objective
English Year 5: (5G5.9) Using brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guide pupils through the prior learning of recognising parenthesis before moving onto the main skill of recognising and using parenthesis. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Modelling PowerPoint

Modelling PowerPoint

This PowerPoint can be used to model the questions that the children will complete on the varied fluency and application and reasoning worksheets as part of this lesson.

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Year 6 GPS Scheme of Work Autumn Block 1 – Ready to Write

Year 6 GPS Scheme of Work Autumn Block 1 – Ready to Write

This resource is the guidance and small steps for Autumn Block 1 from the free Year 6 GPS Scheme of Work. It is designed to be used in conjunction with your English curriculum and allows you to cover the Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation objectives from the Year 6 National Curriculum.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

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Video Tutorial

In this Using Brackets and Dashes for Parenthesis Video Tutorial, Jade demonstrates how to correctly add parenthesis to a single-clause sentence and explains how to check if the parenthesis has been added correctly.

1 Prior Learning

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Prior Learning Activity

Prior Learning Activity

This Parenthesis Prior Learning Activity recaps the prior learning of recognising parenthesis before moving onto the main skill of recognising and using parenthesis.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Parenthesis Game checks pupils' understanding of using brackets, commas and dashes to punctuate sentences.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 4 Using Brackets to Indicate Parenthesis Game checks pupils' understanding of using brackets to indicate parenthesis within sentences.

2 Varied Fluency

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Varied Fluency

Varied Fluency

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency questions for pupils to support the teaching of this step.

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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Recognising Parenthesis GPS activity includes 5 questions designed to support recognition of parenthesis within sentences.

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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Using Commas to Indicate Parenthesis activity checks pupils' understanding using commas to indicate parenthesis.

2 Application

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Application

Application

This parenthesis application task includes an activity which can be used to allow pupils to apply their understanding of the concepts taught in the parenthesis lesson.

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Main Activity

Main Activity

This main activity includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of recognising and using parenthesis.

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Application and Reasoning

Application and Reasoning

This differentiated worksheet includes application and reasoning questions to support the teaching of this step.

2 Homework

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Homework

Homework

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency and application and reasoning questions to support the teaching of this step.