Y6 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling

Hyphens to Avoid Ambiguity Lesson

This lesson covers the prior learning of adding 're-' and 'over-' before moving onto the main skill of using hyphens to avoid ambiguity.

The lesson starts with a prior learning activity to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step. 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 6: (6G5.13) Using hyphens to avoid ambiguity

English Year 6: (6G5.13) How hyphens can be used to avoid ambiguity [for example, man eating shark versus man-eating shark, or recover versus re-cover]

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Teaching PowerPoint

Teaching PowerPoint

This teaching PowerPoint guides pupils through the prior learning of adding 're-' and 'over-' before moving onto the main skill of using hyphens to avoid ambiguity. There are some modelled varied fluency and application and reasoning questions included at the end.

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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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Free Year 6 GPS Scheme of Work Spring Block 5 – Hyphens

Free Year 6 GPS Scheme of Work Spring Block 5 – Hyphens

This is a free scheme of work for Year 6 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. This resource is the second block in the teaching sequence and includes 2 small steps with guidance for teaching.

1 Prior Learning

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Prior Learning Activity

Prior Learning Activity

This prior learning activity recaps the prior learning of adding 're-' and 'over-' before moving onto the main skill of using hyphens to avoid ambiguity.

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

The aim of this Year 6 Recognising and Using Hyphens to Avoid Ambiguity activity is to check pupils’ understanding of the use of hyphens to avoid ambiguity.

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Flash Cards

Flash Cards

This Year 6 Using Hyphens to Avoid Ambiguity Flash Card Game checks pupils’ ability to use hyphens in order to avoid ambiguity.

2 Application

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Mixed Activity

Mixed Activity

This main activity includes varied fluency, reasoning and application questions for pupils to practise the main skill of using hyphens to avoid ambiguity.

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Application

Application

This application task is designed to help pupils practise using hyphens to avoid ambiguity.

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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.