Instruction text (Non-fiction)
Making an immortality potion
This week in Writing, we are learning about instruction texts.
To discuss models of writing instructional texts
To ask questions to improve understanding of a text
Task 1: Read the ‘Making an immortality potion’ text and identify the features of an instructional text using the 'Features of instructional texts checklist'.
To retrieve and record information from an instructional text
Task: Answer the following questions about the 'Making an immortality potion' text.
Remember to use evidence from the text. Underline the key words in each question and find them in the text.
Answer in full sentences.
Question 1 has been done as an example.
1) How many ml of sparkling moon-water is needed for the potion?
100ml of sparkling moon-water is needed to make the potion.
2) Where must the large, black hat be from?
3) Why do you think the hair from a silver unicorn needs to be removed secretly?
4) What is the first step of making the immortality potion?
5) How should the black hat be sliced?
6) Why must care be taken in the third step of the method?
7) Which needs to be added first: the midnight-red dragon’s blood or
the toad and the unicorn hair?
8) How might you feel after drinking the potion?
9) What will happen if you drink the immortality potion?
Wednesday – Spelling and handwriting
Homophones or near homophones
Task 1: Spelling test
Task 2: Practise your new spellings using one of the games below.
Task 3: Have a go at writing a sentence using each word.
Task 4: Practise your handwriting - silent b and t
To take notes from a visual stimulus
Task 2: Watch the video again but this time record information down in your book, in note form.
When taking notes, remember you only use key words, symbols and abbreviations to write in short phrases rather than sentences. Using bullets points usually helps.
Notes from the how to make a paper boat video.
- need a paper
- flat surface
- fold in half lengthwise
Task 3: Change your notes to sentences.
To make a paper boat you will need a piece of paper and a flat surface.
First, lay the paper on a flat surface. Next, fold it in half lengthwise.
To use noun phrases which are expanded by prepositional phrases
Input: Click on the 'BBC Bitesize - prepositions' link below to remind yourself about prepositions. Read through the information and watch the videos.
You do not need to complete the activities on the link as your tasks are below.
Task 2: Complete the 'Missing prepositions' activity and then check your answers.