Writing clear instructions using parenthesis
Instructions are written for someone who needs to know how to do something such as cooking a meal, building furniture or getting somewhere (directions).
Instructions must be written carefully so the reader can complete the task.
Watch the video in the link below to learn how to write carefully-crafted instructions that help with almost anything.
There are three activities to complete here.
Read the below story starter called ‘Shipwreck’. Click on the link below to attempt the activities about the text.
Story starter! Shipwreck
Three weeks. That is how long the ship had been like this; empty, abandoned, alone…
Now, all was still. All was calm. The ship lay there, as if in a peaceful slumber, gently rocking like a baby’s cradle in the tranquil bay. The sea barely moved. It was covered in a thin layer of wispy mist that sat on top of the water like a comforting blanket, gently illuminated by the fading sunlight.
A bird landed gently on the mast of the lonely ship, pleased to have found a resting place after a long journey.
Everything seemed to have turned blood-red. The sun looked down on the bay from his position in the sky, soon to go to sleep himself, casting a crimson light over the clouds and the milky water in the bay.
What had happened here? Why was it so peaceful? Had it always been so?
Can you tell the story of the shipwreck, describing how it happened? Think about where the crew are now…Are they safe or in danger?
You could write the story from the perspective of one of the crew, or you could write as the bird sitting on the mast.
This week we will be learning about commas. Click on the below presentation to hear Mrs Marley explain the presentation. There is also a modelled example to assist your learning. Next, attempt the worksheet below.
Commas explained by Mrs Marley
Modelled examples of Commas
Part 2 of modelled example
Introduction to ratio
Click on the link to BBC Bitesize below. Learn and understand what ratios are.
This lesson includes:
- a learning summary
- one video
- one worksheet with answers
- two online activities
Joe Wicks is now only on 3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday and Saturday).
Click on the YouTube link below for today's workout.