English Tuition – Part 3
Grammar Part 3
- Review of parts of speech – Nouns, abstract nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and conjunctions.
- Verbs – The infinitive, compound verbs. Using shall/will and can/may correctly. Irregular verbs. Present, simple past, past participle. First, second and third person.
- Prepositions – Understanding the part that prepositions play in linking words and phrases in sentences.
- Review of punctuation – Correct usage of commas, speech marks, dashes, brackets, hyphens, colons and semi-colons.
- Phrases and clauses – Understanding their structure, using and identifying phrases and clauses.
- Standard English – Understanding the importance of using correct Standard English when writing. Recognising slang and dialect and knowing when they are acceptable.
- Similes and Metaphors – Improving your writing by using strong descriptive language. Homonyms, antonyms and synonyms.
- Onomatopoeia, alliteration and personification.
- Common errors – Two, too or to? There, their or they’re? Your or you’re?
- Relative pronouns – Understanding the use of relative pronouns as conjunctions.
- Reviewing the use of the apostrophe for contraction and possession – Introducing the interjection.
- Prefixes and suffixes – Using a prefix or a suffix to make a new word.
- Use of language.
- Plan, Draft and Redraft – Review of audience and purpose. Review of planning strategies. Using re-drafting to improve and extend writing.
- Proof-read and Presentation – Checking spelling, punctuation and grammar. General presentation – handwriting and layout.
- Narrative – First and third person narrative. Using planning strategies. Characters and settings. Opening and closing paragraphs.
- Dialogue – Understanding how and where to use direct speech in narrative. Informal language.
- Descriptive Writing – Using imaginative vocabulary to describe people and places. Exploring different uses of descriptive writing.
- Poetry – Poetry using personification, simile, metaphor and alliteration.
- Explanation – Personal and impersonal writing. Connectives for explanation. Writing up a scientific experiment.
- Research and Report – Understanding the importance of research and how and where to find information. The structure of a report based on research. Ways of presenting information including pictures, maps, graphs, tables diagrams and timetables.
- Instructions – Understanding the imperative.
- Review – Understanding the use of an impersonal and objective style.
- Autobiography – The difference between biography and autobiography. Planning and writing a short autobiographical piece. Constructing a CV.
- Persuasion – Planning a piece of persuasive writing. Using emotive language, including real evidence rather than opinion and quoting other people.
- Discursive Writing – Using the third person and the present tense. Understanding active and passive voice. Presenting both sides of the argument with evidence.
- Formal Letter – Setting out a formal letter. Using formal language and Standard English
- Comprehension – Reading for meaning. Identify clues in the text where an answer is only inferred. Use the clues to deduce the answer. Understand the need to interpret, explain or analyse information. Use text as the basis for forming an opinion.