Learning Support – English

Learning Support – English

Mrs Doherty

18th May – 29th May

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope everyone is keeping safe and well during this difficult time. Please find activities that boys can complete over the two week period, Tuesday 18th May – Friday 29th May.

We will be using Let’s Talk Literacy 6th Class. Here’s how to access it:

1.      Go to www.edcolearning.ie/login

2.     Fill in username with: primaryedcobooks

3.     Fill in password with edco2020

                                               

 Week 18th -22nd May: Let’s Talk Literacy 6th Class

Comprehension: Unit 5 p20 Read Harry’s Plan. P21 Answer Qs A1 – 10

Word Work: p21 Answer Qs C 1- 4 and D

Grammar: Verbs p22 Remember a verb is an action or doing word

Answer Qs A 1- 10, B 1- 7 and C 1 – 6 (For future tense put will before the verb – example:   

The coach will shout instructions to the players.)

Cloze: Complete the cloze activity below on Giraffes

Writing: Read the piece of persuasive writing below and using the template, plan an argument explaining why all children should be allowed to have mobile phones.


Week 25th -29th May: Let’s Talk Literacy 6th Class   

Comprehension: Unit 6 p24 Read The Emperor’s New Clothes. Answer Qs A 1- 10 p25

Word Work: p25 Do C (Dictionary Work) and D 1 – 4.

Grammar: Prepositions p26 Answer Qs A 1- 10 and B 1 – 8

Cloze: Complete the cloze activity below on The Sun

Writing: read the example below and using your plan from last week, write a letter to me explaining why all children should be allowed to have mobile phones. State your opinion to begin with. Give two reasons and give evidence. Use real-life examples to support your reasons. Finish your letter by repeating your opinion.  Use the example below to help you write your own piece of persuasive writing. Use the words that are in bold in your own piece of writing.

If you would like to send me a picture of your work I would be delighted to see it and give you some feedback.

 

 

Week 1 Cloze Activity


Week 2 Cloze Activity


Persuasive writing argues a point of view or tries to persuade the reader of something.

Persuasive writing:

  • States a point of view or opinion
  • Gives reasons for the opinion
  • Provides examples or evidence to support the opinion.

Template plan for persuasive writing – Why all children should be allowed to have mobile phones

Title

 

Opinion

 

Reasons:

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

 

 

 

2.

Ending

 

Example of how to plan and write a piece of persuasive writing

 

Example of how to plan a piece of persuasive writing

Title

Dogs make the best pets

Opinion

I think that Mrs Doherty should get a dog for a pet

Reasons:

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Dogs are loyal, sit when sick, like to spend time with you, play with you and guard the house.

     

  2. Dogs are affectionate, like to be hugged, petted and rubbed. Get excited when you come home

Ending

dogs make the best pet because they are loyal and affectionate. Get a dog

Dear Mrs Doherty,

I am writing to you because I want to tell you why you should get a dog. When it comes to pets, it is without doubt that dogs most certainly make the best pets. Dogs are loyal, affectionate and active animals, making them perfect pets.

 

Firstly, everyone knows that dogs are the most loyal of pets. They will sit with you when you are sick, they love to spend time with you, play with you and they will guard your house.

 

Secondly, it is widely known that dogs are affectionate. Dogs like to be hugged, petted and rubbed by their owners. Dogs also excitedly greet you when you come home – no other pet will run, jump and hug you as you walk through the door!

In conclusion, there is no question that dogs make the best pet. This is because of their loyalty and their affectionate nature. Do yourself a favour and get a dog today!

 

From

Ben