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Year 4 Literacy

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1 Advanced Dictionary Use Advanced Dictionary Use
Objective: To use dictionaries by identifying all the information provided. To use a thesaurus.
2 Plurals of Foreign Nouns Plurals 5 – Foreign
Objective: To form plurals of foreign nouns.
3 Amazing Aussie animals Giving facts and opinions
Objective: Present phrases that ask for and give opinions.
4 Thanks and goodbye Talking about feelings
Objective: Present constructions for talking about feelings.
5 Pronouns Pronouns
Objective: To show a pronoun is used in place of a noun.
6 Pronouns Pronouns 2
Objective: To recognise and use personal, possessive and relative pronouns.
7 Parts of Speech Part b Conjunctions
Objective: To identify and use conjunctions correctly.
8 Phrases Phrases
Objective: To identify and use phrases including adjectival and adverbial phrases.
9 Conjunctions – Sentences Conjunctions – Sentences
Objective: To use conjunctions to increase the variety of sentence structure in written expression.
10 Sentence Improvement Sentence Improvement
Objective: To construct expressive sentences by using adjectives, adverbs, phrases and clauses.
11 BBQ Party! Sequence markers
Objective: Learn the words used in sequences or ordering.
12 Punctuation Skills Part b Quotation Marks
Objective: To use quotation marks for direct speech.
13 Parts of Speech Part a Prepositions
Objective: To identify and use prepositions correctly.
14 Adverbs Adverbs
Objective: To identify and use adverbs. To understand an adverb tells something about (modifies) a verb.
15 Phrases Phrases
Objective: To identify and use phrases including adjectival and adverbial phrases.
16 Adjectives Adjectives
Objective: To show an adjective is a word that describes a noun.
17 A new home Prepositions of location
Objective: Learn about prepositions of location.
18 Here we are! Adjectives
Objective: Learn the use of adjectives.
19 Punctuation Skills Part b Quotation Marks
Objective: To use quotation marks for direct speech.
20 Parts of Speech Part a Prepositions
Objective: To identify and use prepositions correctly.
21 Adverbs Adverbs
Objective: To identify and use adverbs. To understand an adverb tells something about (modifies) a verb.
22 Phrases Phrases
Objective: To identify and use phrases including adjectival and adverbial phrases.
23 A new home Prepositions of location
Objective: Learn about prepositions of location.
24 Plurals of Foreign Nouns Plurals 5 – Foreign
Objective: To form plurals of foreign nouns.
25 Advanced Dictionary Use Advanced Dictionary Use
Objective: To use dictionaries by identifying all the information provided. To use a thesaurus.
26 Vowels Vowels – Long and Short
Objective: To identify long and short vowel sounds, and their use.
27 Homonyms – Homophones and Homographs Homonyms – Homophones and Homographs
Objective: To identify and use correctly homonyms, both homophones and homographs.
28 Common Errors Common Errors in spelling and punctuation
Objective: To identify and eliminate common errors.
29 Adjectives Adjectives
Objective: To show an adjective is a word that describes a noun.
30 Adverbs Adverbs
Objective: To identify and use adverbs. To understand an adverb tells something about (modifies) a verb.
31 Adjectives Adjectives – from Nouns and Verbs
Objective: To create adjectives from nouns and verbs. E.g. China – Chinese
32 Adjectives Adjectives – Comparatives and Superlatives
Objective: To identify and use comparative and superlative adjectives.
33 Here we are! Comparatives and superlatives
Objective: Learn how to use comparatives and superlatives in English.
34 Setting off Questions
Objective: Learn the correct structure for forming yes/no questions. Learn the correct structure for forming wh questions.
35 Here we are! Asking for repetition
Objective: Learn how to ask someone to repeat something in English.
36 A new home Offers and requests
Objective: Present the phrases used to make offers and requests.
37 Amazing Aussie animals Giving facts and opinions
Objective: Present phrases that ask for and give opinions.
38 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’.
39 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 …’.
40 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.
41 It couldn’t be mine! The Riding Lesson
Objective: Students will build vocabulary, answer comprehension questions and practise using possessive pronouns and adjectives.
42 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’.
43 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’.
44 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’.
45 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.
46 What’s the problem? What’s the matter?
Objective: Students will read and comprehend a passage in which words are used to describe feelings.
47 What’s the problem? A School Outing
Objective: Students will read and comprehend a notice. They will learn about the use of ‘should’ and ‘shouldn’t’.
48 When I was Young Life used to be different.
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading, and listening to, an interview. They will learn how to describe finished activities using ‘used to’.
49 When I was Young Have you tidied your room?
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading, and listening to, a rhyme. They will also learn the imperfect tense and its use.
50 Space and Time We’ve done our research.
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading, and listening to, a picture story. They will learn some irregular verbs in the present perfect tense.
51 Space and Time We’ve written a poem!
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading, and listening to, a rhyme. They will learn more irregular verbs in the present perfect tense.
52 Choices and Places A New Jacket
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading a text in which preferences are discussed and comparisons are made.
53 Choices and Places He has travelled a lot.
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading a text in which the present perfect and the simple past tenses are used.
54 What’s the best way to do it? A Text Message
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading a text which focuses on the use of ‘have to’ and adverbs of time.
55 What’s the best way to do it? What will we make?
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading a text in which the children discuss a project.
56 Class Camp Dear Parents, …
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading a letter which uses a variety of verb tenses.
57 Class Camp A Postcard from Kate
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading an informal letter in which the simple past tense of the verb is used.
58 Commas 2 Commas 2
Objective: To use commas: to separate places, to separate clauses within sentences, and when using direct speech.
59 Sentence Improvement Sentence Improvement
Objective: To construct expressive sentences by using adjectives, adverbs, phrases and clauses.
60 Vocabulary Development Vocabulary
Objective: To identify and use better words than ‘got’ and ‘said’.
61 Parts of Speech Part a Prepositions
Objective: To identify and use prepositions correctly.
62 Adverbs Adverbs
Objective: To identify and use adverbs. To understand an adverb tells something about (modifies) a verb.
63 Phrases Phrases
Objective: To identify and use phrases including adjectival and adverbial phrases.
64 Adjectives Adjectives
Objective: To show an adjective is a word that describes a noun.
65 Variety of Expression Sentence Construction
Objective: To construct expressive and precise sentences to improve meaning.
66 Spelling Skills Word Usage
Objective: To correctly choose words with similar spelling, sound and meaning.
67 Colons and Semi-Colons Colons and Semi-Colons
Objective: To use colons and semi-colons correctly.
68 Capitalisation Capital Letters 1
Objective: To use capital letters correctly: to begin sentences, for proper nouns.
69 Punctuation Sentence Endings
Objective: To use full-stops, question marks, exclamation marks and capital letters correctly.
70 Capitalisation Capital Letters 2
Objective: To use capital letters correctly: in titles and letters.
71 Punctuation Commas 1
Objective: To use commas: to list, to make meaning clear, and when writing the date.
72 Common Errors Common Errors in spelling and punctuation
Objective: To identify and eliminate common errors.
73 Common Errors Common Errors in writing
Objective: To identify and eliminate common errors.
74 Common Errors Common Errors in verb usage, spelling and punctuation
Objective: To identify and eliminate common errors.
75 Spelling Skills Word Usage
Objective: To correctly choose words with similar spelling, sound and meaning.
76 Vocabulary Development Vocabulary
Objective: To identify and use better words than ‘got’ and ‘said’.
77 Sentence Improvement Sentence Improvement
Objective: To construct expressive sentences by using adjectives, adverbs, phrases and clauses.