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Year 4 English – Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

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1 It was different yesterday. Kate worked hard!
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary, particularly adjectives, and develop their reading skills. They will also practise using the simple past tense.
2 We learned about another culture. Guess who we met today!
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary and develop their reading skills. They will also practise using the simple past tense of irregular verbs.
3 We learned about another culture. How the world was made!
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary and develop their reading skills. They will also learn to identify some storytelling words and narrative structures.
4 They won! Australian Boy Wins!
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary and develop their comprehension skills by reading a newspaper report. They will also practise using the ‘why/because’ structure.
5 They won! Always be honest!
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary and develop their comprehension skills by reading a fable in which the simple past tense of regular and irregular verbs is used.
6 There was an accident! A Police Report
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary and develop their reading skills by reading a simple report about an accident in which the simple past tense is used.
7 There was an accident! I feel sick!
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary and develop their reading skills by reading a narrative about a visit to the doctor.
8 Let’s compare! A Maths Lesson
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading, and listening to, a picture story. They will focus on the use of comparative adjectives.
9 Let’s compare! Be careful! They’re dangerous!
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading, and listening to, a picture story in which instructions are given using the imperative. They will also learn more comparative adjectives.
10 A New CD Player The Perfect CD Player
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading a text in which comparative adjectives are used.
11 A New CD Player Which do you prefer?
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading a story about preferences.
12 That’s a great idea! A Visit to the Art Gallery
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading a text in which irregular comparative adjectives are used.
13 That’s a great idea! That’s a great idea!
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading a story in which plans for an activity are made.
14 Let’s find out! About the Stars
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading a text in which superlative adjectives are used and facts are given.
15 Let’s find out! Two Great Countries
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading a text in which China and Australia are described and compared.
16 The Most Beautiful Planet This is my country. Full lesson available
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading a text about two countries. They will also practise using superlative adjectives.
17 The Most Beautiful Planet When the rain stops!
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading a text in which ‘going to’ and ‘will’ are used to talk about future plans.
18 Capitalisation Capital Letters 1
Objective: To use capital letters correctly: to begin sentences, for proper nouns.
19 Common Nouns Common Nouns
Objective: To show a common noun names an object or thing.
20 Punctuation Sentence Endings
Objective: To use full-stops, question marks, exclamation marks and capital letters correctly.
21 Verbs Simple Verbs
Objective: To identify and use verbs. To understand a verb can be: an action or doing word, a state of being or ownership.
22 Vowels Vowels – Long and Short
Objective: To identify long and short vowel sounds, and their use.
23 Plurals Plurals 1 – simple
Objective: To form plurals (more than one) by adding ‘s’ and ‘es’ correctly.
24 Basic Dictionary Use Basic Dictionary Use
Objective: To find words arranged alphabetically and identify word meanings in dictionaries.
25 Nouns Proper Nouns
Objective: To show a proper noun is used to name a person, place or a title.
26 Adjectives Adjectives
Objective: To show an adjective is a word that describes a noun.
27 Adverbs Adverbs
Objective: To identify and use adverbs. To understand an adverb tells something about (modifies) a verb.
28 Pronouns Pronouns
Objective: To show a pronoun is used in place of a noun.
29 Parts of Speech Part b Conjunctions
Objective: To identify and use conjunctions correctly.
30 Punctuation Commas 1
Objective: To use commas: to list, to make meaning clear, and when writing the date.
31 Contractions Contractions
Objective: To identify and use contractions.
32 There weren’t many … There weren’t any flowers!
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary, develop their reading skills and practise using the simple past tense of the verb ‘to be’.
33 There weren’t many … A Shopping List
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary, develop their reading skills and practise asking questions using ‘How much …’ and ‘How many …’.
34 It couldn’t be mine! Uncle Bill said we could!
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary, develop their reading skills and practise using ‘could’ and ‘couldn’t’ to refer to past events.
35 It couldn’t be mine! The Riding Lesson
Objective: Students will build vocabulary, answer comprehension questions and practise using possessive pronouns and adjectives.
36 Clean up Australia! Too much rubbish!
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary and reading comprehension skills. They will also practise using ‘too much’, ‘too many’ and ‘enough’.
37 Clean up Australia! Sports Report
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary and reading comprehension skills. They will also practise using the adverbs ‘well’ and ‘badly’.
38 Friends all over the World Now I can do it by myself.
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary and develop their reading skills. They will practise using ‘too much’, ‘too many’ and ‘enough’.
39 Friends all over the World A Letter to a Pen Pal
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary, develop their comprehension skills and practise using the simple present tense.
40 What’s the problem? What’s the matter?
Objective: Students will read and comprehend a passage in which words are used to describe feelings.