Forestdale Primary School

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Lesson 1

LI: To use brackets as parentheses.


Parentheses are used in our writing to add additional, helpful information. To show parentheses we can use brackets () dashes -  or commas ,


We tend to use brackets more frequently than dashes and commas to show parentheses and we also use brackets more in formal styles of writing such as writing a letter to apply for a job.


Here is an example.


Year 5 love to work very hard during maths lessons (it is their favourite subject).


Your sentence should make sense if the parentheses (brackets) were not included.


Year 5 love to work very hard during maths lessons.


Your Task:

Write your own sentences which include brackets. 

Write about events that could take place in our class novel, Goth Girl.


Good luck.


Lesson 2

LI: To use a cline to improve vocabulary.


Here is how to draw your cline

You will be drawing a diagonal line from one corner of you page to another.

Start at the bottom left corner and using a ruler or something with a long straight edge (like a book), draw the line towards to top right corner.

Now you should have a diagonal line through your page.


Now at the bottom left write the word 'appalling' and at the top right write 'sensational'.


In the middle is now blank.


Your task:

Write as many different words as possible that could be written on you diagonal line which are about how good something is. For example the word 'okay' could go in the middle of your line. The word 'Brilliant' would be put closer to the word sensational. Continue to do this with as many different words as you can think of. Use the internet to help search for synonyms for 'good'.



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