English - Grade 4

GRADE 4

Course Outline 2019-2020 English

Term 1

Vocabulary, grammar and Punctuation

  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Inverted commas for direct speech
  • Conjunctions and connectives
  • Adverbial of time and place
  • Prefixes and suffixes
  • Figurative language, simile and metaphor
  • Using commas
  • Colons

Writing

  • Myths and legends
  • Explanation (Non-chronological report)
  • Poetry
  • Traditional Tales/ Fables

Term 2

Vocabulary, grammar and Punctuation

  • Simple, compound and complex sentences
  • Adverbial of manner and number
  • Prefixes and suffixes
  • Question, statement and command
  • Hyphens
  • Comparative and superlative adjectives

Writing

  • Adverts/leaflets/posters
  • Play scripts
  • Recount

Term 3

Vocabulary, grammar and Punctuation

  • Possessive apostrophes and contractions
  • Formal and informal language
  • Facts Vs opinions
  • Brackets, dashes and commas
  • Adverbs showing possibility and modal verbs

Writing

  • Newspaper report
  • Formal/informal letter

Reading comprehension

Fiction and Non-Fiction

  • Various fiction and non-fiction passages will be provided for children to respond to.

Literature

  • The Boy with the Lightning Feet by Sally Gardner
  • My Name is Book by John Agard

Textbooks

  • Treasure House – Spelling Skills Pupil Book 5
  • Treasure House – Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation Pupil Book 5
  • Treasure House – Composition Skills Pupil Book 5
  • Treasure House – Comprehension Skills Pupil Book 5
  • Treasure House – Year 5 Anthology

Assessments:

The final grade for the course will be calculated based on multiple forms of formal and informal assessments including CAT 4 and GL Assessments, these will be used to gain knowledge about a student’s level of understanding.  Assessments will be in the areas of Grammar, Spelling, Comprehension, Composition and Speaking and Listening.

Formal Assessment test dates will be posted on the communicator.

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