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Literacy
... Descriptive Texts ...

1
Learning Intention:
SENTENCE:
Reminder of sentence structure
Include adjectives and how they fit into a sentence
TEXT:
To text mark a description of a dragon
Instruction and differentiated activities:
Model text marking of a dragon description
Model text marking.
Children to text mark for descriptive features

Differentiation
*LA - Text mark dragon picture for colour
*MA / HA - Text mark differentiated texts
Resources:
*EAL/SEN dragon picture to mark for colour
*Colour chart for EAL children
*MA text (Harry Potter dragon) *LA text (Smaug - from 'The Hobbit') *Enlarged teacher text (photocopied or interactive whiteboard)
ICT Opportunities:
*Dragon description and pictures
2
Learning Intention:
SENTENCE:
*Recap sentence structure and adjectives
*Discuss use of a thesaurus to improve use of adjectives

TEXT:
*To label nouns and then adjectives on the picture of a dragon
Instruction and differentiated activities:
Label nouns, then adjectives on pictures of dragons
Label nouns on dragon picture
Use adjectives to describe these nouns
Use thesaurus to improve descriptions. Work in pairs

Differentiation:
*EAL to have colour pictures of dragons, and picture keyword list. Label nouns then colours
*MA and HA to use thesaurus to improve adjectives
Resources:
*Class set of thesauruses
*Pictures of dragons
*Large picture of dragon for teacher use
*EAL - Picture keyword list of dragon parts
*EAL - colour chart
ICT Opportunities:
*Pictures of dragons
3
Learning Intention:
SENTENCE:
*Recap use of adjectives in a sentence (include one and two for a noun)
*Progress to short and long sentences if possible

TEXT
*To write a description of a dragon using labelled pictures
Instruction and differentiated activities:
Write a description of a dragon, using labelled pictures
Teacher to model writing a description
Children to write their own descriptions

Differentiation
EAL to write sentences using Dragon sentence builder
MA to write descriptions using adjectives with nouns
HA to write descriptions, sometimes using two adjectives with one noun
Resources:
*Class set of thesauruses
*Pictures of dragons - labelled from yesterday
*Labelled dragon picture for teacher use
*EAL - Picture keyword list of dragon parts
*EAL - colour chart *EAL - Sentence builder
ICT Opportunities:
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