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Year 5 English

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Lesson 1: Understanding Text Structures

Objective/s:

  • Students will learn to identify and understand different text structures.

Tasks:

  1. Begin by introducing the following common text structures: chronological order, cause and effect, problem and solution, and compare and contrast.

  2. Provide examples of each text structure and discuss them as a class.

  3. Give students short passages or articles with different text structures and ask them to identify the structure used in each one. 

  4. Have students work in pairs or small groups to create their own short passages using a specific text structure. their passage and the identified text structure.

  5. Finally, have each group share with the class.

Lesson 2: Analysing Language Features and Vocabulary

Objective/s:

  • Students will analyse how language features and vocabulary influence their interpretation of characters, settings, and events.

Tasks:

  1. Introduce students to an age-appropriate text that is rich in language
    features.

  2. Ask students to identify and write down any challenging or interesting words or phrases they come across.

  3. Discuss the meaning and impact of these words and phrases on their understanding of the text.

  4. Have students choose a character describe it using language features they've learned from the passage.

  5. Encourage them to share their descriptions with the class.

Lesson 3: Introduction to Narrative Text Features

Objective/s:

  • Students will be introduced to the text features that create effective
    narratives.

Tasks:

  1. Choose an age-appropriate text or excerpt from a book that has rich language and descriptive vocabulary.

  2. Read the selected text aloud to the class or have students read it individually.

  3. Ask students to identify and write down any challenging or interesting words or phrases they come across.

  4. Discuss the meaning and impact of these words and phrases on their understanding of the text.

  5. Have students choose a character or setting from the text and describe iusing language features they've learned from the passage.

  6. Encourage them to share their descriptions with the class.

Lesson 4: Understanding Text Structures

Objective/s:

  • Students will learn to identify and understand the narrative structure.

Tasks:

  1. Introduce the narrative structure with specific reference to characters, setting and plot structure.

  2. Use a short story to describe these features of the narrative.

  3. Ask students to identify and write down any of these features they encounter.

  4. Have students discuss and reflect on the meaning and impact of these features.

  5. Give students a second short story and have them analyse these features on their own for practice.

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