Saturday, 24 March 2012

Grammar Essentials for age 7

Nouns, verbs, pronouns, prepositional words, connectives, pronouns
Nouns-  special names begin with capital letters
Describing words (make sentences more interesting)
More adjectives
More (-er) most (-est)
Verbs regular  past tense (-ed)
Use past tense consistently
Did/ done (has), catch /caught , give/ gave
Adverb (-ly)
Plurals (s, es) more than one
Articles a and an
Use of article an with words beginning with silent h in an hour
Owning words (pronouns) my, his, her, its, yours
Opposite words
Person verb agreement (I run, you run, he runs, they run)
Noun / pronoun/ verb agreement ( I ma, they are, we are, he is)
Comparative nouns e.g. long, longer, longest
Connectives ‘and’ and ‘but’  to join two simple sentences
Collective nouns –e.g.  a team of players
Teach form simple and compound sentences.
A simple sentence has one verb
Compound sentences are two or more simple sentences joined together
Compound sentences are joined by a conjunction such as ‘and’, ‘but’, ‘because’ etc e.g. Harry fell down,  broke his wrist and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
Capital letter for names
Capital letter for start of  a sentence
Capital letter for personal pronoun I
Capital letter for personal titles (Mr, Mrs)
Use full stop for ending sentences
Use question marks for questions words – who, when, how, what, where, which
Use comma when we take a breath
Use comma in a list
Use of exclamation mark to:
Mark surprise, humour, joy
Show fear, anger, pain, danger,
giving an order or shouting
identify speech marks in reading
Shortening words using full stops or the high comma ‘

Punctuation to master:
. ? ! ,   

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