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Literacy Key Skills

Posted by on April 20, 2015

Literacy Key Skills 

Choose a page or a couple of paragraphs from the book you are currently reading. Look through the page and try to find as many different grammatical terms that you know. For example, if you are reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:

Harry went down to breakfast the next morning to find the three Dursleys already sitting around the kitchen table. They were watching a brand-new television, a welcome- home-for- the-summer present for Dudley, who had been complaining loudly about the long walk between the fridge and the television in the living room. Dudley had spent most of the summer in the kitchen, his piggy little eyes fixed on the screen and his five chins wobbling as he ate continually.

Proper nouns: Harry, Dursley, Dudley. 

Common nouns: kitchen table, breakfast, television, present, fridge, living room, summer, kitchen, eyes, screen, chins. 

Adverbs: loudly, continually. 

Obviously there are many more grammatical terms to use…

Record it how you want; you could do an impressive poster!

3 Responses to Literacy Key Skills

  1. R.S

    Proper Nouns:
    Peru, Andes, , Chavin, Chimu, Nazca, Tiahuanaco, Huari, Incan, Sinchi Roca , Nancan Pinco and Chan.
    Articles: The, a and an.
    Pro nouns:
    She, us, we, he.
    New, old and little.
    Settle, begin, form, called, boss, spread, wrapped, bury, split, led, lives, seems, built, starts and was.

  2. Kevin Y6


    It was a bright cold day in April, the clocks were striking thirteen. Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory Mansions, though not quick enough to to prevent a swirl of gritty dust from entering along with him.

    Auxiliary Verbs: was, were, with.
    Verbs: striking, nuzzled, escape( to escape) slipped, prevent, entering, along.
    Prepositions: in, into,to, through, from, of.
    Proper Nouns: April, Winston Smith, Victory Mansions.
    Pro Nouns: his and him.
    Common Nouns: day, clocks, breast, wind, doors, swirl(which is also a collective noun), dust.
    Adverbs: quickly and enough.
    Adjectives: bright, cold, vile, glass, quick, gritty

  3. Tilli warren

    Long way home: Michael morpurgo
    The car purred comfortably and George was bored with looking out the window. He glanced down as Mrs Thomas changed gear, and he noticed that she had rather fat legs. She wore thick stockings that wrinkled at the ankles. He didn’t like fat legs. Mrs Tomas had been his social worker for as long as he could remember, but he’d never noticed his legs before. She half turned her head, and George looked away quickly, hoping she hadn’t seen him staring. He felt his face flush, but it went away quickly. “They’re really nice people, George,” she said. I’ve known them for years now. I know you will like Mr and Mrs Dyer. They work on the farm by themselves you know. Must be very hard work, I should think. Could you do with some help, I expect. You’ve never lived on a farm before, have you, George?

    Proper nouns: Mrs Thomas, Mrs Dyer Mr Dyer George

    Nouns: people window farm face head

    Verbs: glance turned staring flushed looking

    Adverbs: very quickly away before comfortably really

    Adjectives: nice bored fat wrinkled

    Plural: legs ankles

    Punctuation: . ” ?

    By Tilli Warren

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