Literacy Starter of the Day

Archive for the month “November, 2015”

Spelling errors?

Read the following sentences (From The Snow Spider by Jenny Nimmo) and correct the spelling errors.

  1. Gwyn’s grandmother gave him fiv gifts for hiss birthday.
  2. “Happy Birthday!” sade his grandmother, turning her basket upside downe.
  3. Gwyn stared at the objects on the kitchen floor, none off them wraped in bright birthday paper.
  4. Gwyn take the gifts up to his bedrom and laid them on the windowsill.
  5. From his tiny attic window he cold see Nain’s dark hed bobbing down the mountain track.

What’s wrong with these sentences?

Can you find the mistakes in the following sentences:

1. The children was going to the park.
2. Help, shouted the small boy, I can’t get down from this tree.
3. The man were walking all his children to school.
4. The girl hadn’t done nothing wrong.
5. The children ranned all the way to school.

Nouns

Underline the nouns in the following sentences.

1.  Peter ran down the road.

2.  London is the capital of England.

3.  Friday was spelling test day, Sarah really worried about this day.

4.  Lets hope September has better weather than July had.

5.  Charlie and Fred decided to play football at break time.

The correct verb?

An interactive starter this morning courtsey of Funbrain.com, choose the correct verb so the sentences make sense.  Click the link below to start the activity.

Verb agreement

Commas and clauses…..

Add a suitable clause to the end of the following sentences, remember to include a comma:

1.  Dad wrapped a huge bandage around the water pipe…………

2. I was still sitting quietly watching TV……………………….

3. I will always remember the sunny beaches of Spain………

4. Can you see clearly……………………

5. Don’t you dare go out in the snow………………….

Imagine

Imagine you are the person in the photo. Think where, when, what, why? How are you feeling?

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Imagine

Imagine you are on a trip in space, this is the view out of your space ship window. How are you feeling? What can you see? Why are you on this trip? Who are you with?

Use this idea to write an imaginative story starter. Remember to punctuate your writing and think carefully about hooking your reader.

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Nice???

I know when I read a lot of my classes’ writing, they use the word ‘nice’ too much.

Make a list of all the other words you could use in your writing instead of nice.

Prepositions….

Write a sentence starting with the following prepositions:

1.  Above the clouds…….

2.  Through the door…………….

3.  Behind the door…………………..

Imagine……

Imagine you are one of the children in this picture, think who, why, where, what, how. Don’t forget your punctuation!

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