Dicing with Grammar
Dicing with Grammar
4.647222222222222175 reviews

It's simple really: English grammar can be a very dry subject, but this need not be the case. For a few years now, I have been developing a games-based approach to teaching important grammar concepts. It is amazing how the introduction of dice takes the learning into a new place - the element of chance making it seem less like work and more like play. Because I test my games extensively in the classroom, I get a feel for what works. Dump your boring worksheets and start dicing with grammar.

docx, 16.46 KB
docx, 16.46 KB
docx, 15.27 KB
docx, 15.27 KB
docx, 61.29 KB
docx, 61.29 KB
docx, 17.67 KB
docx, 17.67 KB
docx, 14.39 KB
docx, 14.39 KB
docx, 333.61 KB
docx, 333.61 KB
docx, 18.31 KB
docx, 18.31 KB
docx, 14.87 KB
docx, 14.87 KB
docx, 16.06 KB
docx, 16.06 KB
docx, 16.99 KB
docx, 16.99 KB
docx, 15.37 KB
docx, 15.37 KB
pptx, 169.78 KB
pptx, 169.78 KB
docx, 13.71 KB
docx, 13.71 KB
docx, 15.68 KB
docx, 15.68 KB
docx, 23.42 KB
docx, 23.42 KB
docx, 661.42 KB
docx, 661.42 KB
docx, 15.52 KB
docx, 15.52 KB
zip, 1.56 MB
zip, 1.56 MB

Here is my most successful unit! Every year, children produce fantastic writing. I have used it in Year 5, but it could be easily adapted for use in any Key Stage 2 class.

Although Morpurgo’s version of the classic poem is fantastic, this unit is based on a very short, simplified version of Beowulf (written as a story), which can be read quickly and used as a model for children’s writing. There is still plenty of rich vocabulary and figurative language to explore. I have included two versions of the model: a 500 word version and a more detailed 900 word version.

This carefully planned unit is three weeks long. Firtsly, children learn the story through a series of drama activities. Later on in the unit, they change the story, and retell it from the monster’s perspective - great fun! Finally, they create a legend of their own, using the pattern of Beowulf - a ‘defeating the monster’ pattern.

Of course, there is plenty of grammar, comprehension and vocabulary work included throughout (all in the ZIP folder). Many sessions and writing tasks (including the final outcome) are differentiated, for mixed ability classes. I have also given suggested passages for whole class shared writing - an essential part of teaching writing.

This unit is ready to go. Creative teachers (and children!) will enjoy getting stuck-in to this one.

Please also check out my new unit ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’. It’s my most comprehensively resourced unit to date, with every lesson creatively planned in detail and many sessions resourced for SEN, EXP and GDS. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/theseus-and-the-minotaur-3-weeks-of-detailed-planning-fully-resourced-and-differentiated-11914692

Reviews

4.8

Something went wrong, please try again later.

mwilliamsahs

2 years ago
5

This has been so helpful working with a very low ability KS3 intervention group.

marvellousmother

3 years ago
4

joyfulnessjoy

3 years ago
5

Fantastic resources thanks

lucyjames01

3 years ago
5

Great resource

Andrewteacher

4 years ago
5

Report this resourceto let us know if it violates our terms and conditions.
Our customer service team will review your report and will be in touch.

£6.00