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This unit includes 10 complete lesson plans, activities and fully interactive PowerPoints to teach Year 2 children all about Information Texts. Throughout this unit they will begin by learning about cats and dogs by reading the two stories ‘Dogs’ and ‘Matilda’s Cat’ by the award winning author and illustrator Emily Gravett. They work in small groups to answer text-related questions as well as retelling the story of ‘Matilda’s Cat’ as they apply their knowledge of the -ing suffix. During week 2, they will begin to explore the features of information texts using the provided resources. They will research, plan and write their own information pages which they will then self assess at the end of the week.
Lesson 1: To create dogs with opposite characteristics
Lesson 2: To answer comprehension questions about dogs
Lesson 3: To correctly spell words using the -ing suffix
Lesson 4: To retell a short story
Lesson 5: To describe an animal using expanded noun phrases
Lesson 6: To explore the features of a nonfiction text
Lesson 7: To research and plan an information text
Lesson 8: To correctly use new and familiar punctuation marks
Lesson 9: To begin writing an information text
Lesson 10: To edit and improve my information text
Total Number of Slides: 52
Lesson Plans Included? Yes
Activities Included? Yes