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Here are suggested activities linked to your weekly overview for Week 8 (25.05.20). This week, we’d like you to spend some time thinking about Compound Words, Similes and comprehension. There are some videos or a PPT linked to each lesson which will hopefully help to explain what the lesson is and a few games to play. Then you have a worksheet to complete linked to your Literacy reading group. Please make sure you choose the correct activity. You do not need to do all the worksheets for all the groups...just your reading group. Also keep checking Studyladder for PODS linked to your weekly work for more practice.

 If you need any help or further explanations...please email your teacher. We are only too happy to help. Also keep sending us your wonderful work! laugh

Literacy Lesson 1 – Compound Words


Compound Words are a word which has been made up by two other words, e.g. football, playground and pancake. There is no gap between the two words. Sometimes compound words are exactly what they mean, e.g. pancake is a flat cake made in a pan, a playground is an area of ground that you play in. However, sometimes they don’t make much sense at all, e.g. cowboy is not a boy who is a cow and a ladybird is not another name for a female bird. Have a look at the following PPTs and videos which explain compound words a little more.  

Compound Words | Award Winning Compound Words Teaching Video | What is a compound word?

Introducing Compound Words Introducing Compound Words is a video that connects compound words to contractions by emphasizing the point that two words become ...

Compound Words | English Grammar | Periwinkle

Compound Words | English Grammar | Periwinkle Watch our other videos: English Stories for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC1df0pCmadfRHdJ4Q1IYX...

I’m sure you can now think of lots of different compound words. Have a go at the following games where you can make up compound words and try to guess the compound word from the pictures. There are also some games on Kahoot for you to play. The codes are 0243631, 01275787 and 05822038.



Guess the compound word game - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ct1pSDKFeU and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL7pz08ogHA


Now that you know what compound words are, have a go at completing your worksheets for today. Remember to focus on the worksheet linked to your reading group. There are also a few extension activities for you to complete if you’d like a little more practice, one of which is to make your own compound poster with as many compound words as you can think of.

Compound words – Creative extension


By now you will know that a compound word is built with 2 real words

e.g. tooth + brush = toothbrush

      hand + bag = handbag

As part of your extension we want you to take that a step further and make your own words composed of 2 different animals to produce a new non-sense animal.

To help you with this we would like to introduce you to ‘The Wuzzles’. You might not of heard of them, but I bet some of your parents have as we used to watch them every Saturday morning as kids!

Wuzzles was the shortest cartoon series Disney ever made. The first episode started 15th September 1985 and the last episode was on 7th December 1985. There was 13 episodes in total.

One of the reasons for this is that Disney’s Gummi Bears aired on the same day and they were played on two different stations at the same time, therefore were in direct competition!

Have a listen to the theme song and then meet the characters.

The Wuzzles theme


Hopefully The Wuzzles will give you some inspiration. We can’t wait to see your new animals with a split personality! Have a look at the Wuzzle characters below before trying to make up your own. Don't forget to tell us all about them! Enjoy!

Meet the Wuzzles!

Meet the Wuzzles! 1
Meet the Wuzzles! 2
Meet the Wuzzles! 3
Meet the Wuzzles! 4
Meet the Wuzzles! 5
Meet the Wuzzles! 6

Literacy Lesson 2 – Similes

Similes is a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind. It is used to make your writing a lot more exciting, E.g. as brave as a lion, as flat as a pancake or as cunning as a fox. Watch the following videos explaining a little more about Similes.

A little book about Similes!

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Simile Lesson | Classroom Language Arts Video

This simile lesson video for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students will share how similes compare things using the words "like" and "as". Similes are different fr...

Similes are great because they make people smile. Click on the following links to learn a little more about similes and play a few games. You’ll also learn a little about metaphors too.





After, why don't you try some of your worksheets today and there are a few extra ones too! laugh

Literacy Lesson 3 – Comprehension

Your last Literacy focus for this week is comprehension. It’s important to keep reading at home and to use your comprehension skills to find answers in a text. We have uploaded 3 comprehensions based on our Egyptian topic below. You can try 1 or try them all. They focus on finding information using your reciprocal reading strategies of predicting, clarifying and summarising.