Letters e and s : using joins (Letters e and s)

  • Grade: Grade 4
    Activity type: Printable

Letters e and s : using joins (Letters e and s)

Grade 4
Clockwise, Anticlockwise Movement; f, h, e, s
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  • 3 – Grade 3
    • W.3.1 – Writing
      • Literacy

        • W.3.10 – Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

    • SL.3 – Speaking & Listening
      • Literacy

        • SL.3.6 – Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

      • Literacy

        • SL.3.1 – Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

          • SL.3.1.b – Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

    • L.3 – Language
      • Literacy

        • L.3.6 – Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).

        • L.3.4 – Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

          • L.3.4.a – Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

        • L.3.5 – Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

          • L.3.5.b – Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe people who are friendly or helpful).

      • Literacy

        • L.3.1 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

          • L.3.1.b – Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.

          • L.3.1.c – Use abstract nouns (e.g., childhood).

          • L.3.1.d – Form and use regular and irregular verbs.

          • L.3.1.e – Form and use the simple (e.g., I walked; I walk; I will walk) verb tenses.

          • L.3.1.f – Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.*

          • L.3.1.g – Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.

          • L.3.1.h – Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.

          • L.3.1.i – Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.

        • L.3.2 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

          • L.3.2.a – Capitalize appropriate words in titles.

          • L.3.2.c – Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.

          • L.3.2.d – Form and use possessives.

          • L.3.2.e – Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).

          • L.3.2.f – Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words.

      • Literacy

        • L.3.3 – Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

          • L.3.3.a – Choose words and phrases for effect.*

    • RF.3 – Reading: Foundational Skills
      • Literacy

        • RF.3.3 – Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

          • RF.3.3.c – Decode multisyllable words.

          • RF.3.3.d – Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

  • Year 4
    • Literacy
      • Creating texts

        • ACELY1696 – Write using clearly-formed joined letters, and develop increased fluency and automaticity

  • Y4 – Year 4
    • Y4.W – Writing
      • They draw on knowledge and skills that include:

        • Y4.W.8 – Using capital letters, full stops, question marks, and exclamation marks correctly and using speech marks, commas for lists, and apostrophes for contractions correctly most of the time.

        • Y4.W.3 – Encoding (spelling) by:

          • Y4.W.3.a – Using their knowledge of diverse phoneme-grapheme relationships (e.g.,ship, chef, ocean, station, special), of the meaning and spelling of morphemes (e.g., root words and affixes), and of common, reliable spelling rules and conventions

          • Y4.W.3.b – Using their visual memory to help them spell personal vocabulary and high-frequency words correctly (the high-frequency words include most words from essential lists 1-4 and many from essential lists 5-71)

This activity is not included in United Kingdom – National Curriculum.

You can go to an overview of all the curricula here.