Understanding English Understanding English

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Schofield and Sims

Understanding English is a series of topic-based study books for children in Key Stage 2, providing rigorous practice of key subject areas. Each topic contains a concise summary of the information required by the National Curriculum, making the series ideal for use as preparation for the Key Stage 2 tests....
Understanding English is a series of topic-based study books for children in Key Stage 2, providing rigorous practice of key subject areas. Each topic contains a concise summary of the information required by the National Curriculum, making the series ideal for use as preparation for the Key Stage 2 tests....
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Understanding English is a series of topic-based study books for children in Key Stage 2, providing rigorous practice of key subject areas. Each topic contains a concise summary of the information required by the National Curriculum, making the series ideal for use as preparation for the Key Stage 2 tests. Each book is a stand-alone resource, so children can either work through them in order or focus on individual aspects of the subject.

Together, the eight books support the whole of the Key Stage 2 English curriculum, providing a solid foundation for success in English. Understanding English covers: punctuation, poetry, grammar, fiction, spelling, non-fiction, and vocabulary.

Each section has cross-references to the relevant study book in the series, assisting children with their learning.

  • Grammar meets the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 2 English, and covers the following areas: adjectives, nouns, comparatives and superlatives, singular and plural, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, tenses, conjunctions, active and passive sentences, informal and formal speech, prepositions and clauses. This book provides a complete course in grammar, describing the different types of words and explaining how these words can be put together in sentences and texts.
  • Punctuation meets the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 2 English, and covers the following areas: apostrophes, inverted commas, direct speech and dialogue, parenthesis, bullet points, questions and question marks, colons and semicolons. This book explains how to use all the main punctuation marks, from full stops and capital letters to semicolons and hyphens.
  • Spelling meets the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 2 English, and covers the following areas: prefixes and suffixes, using a dictionary, syllables, tricky words, word structure, word families, and homophones. This book describes a range of spelling strategies, including learning how to spell specific words, remembering spelling rules and checking for mistakes.
  • Vocabulary meets the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 2 English, and covers the following areas: verbs and adverbs, nouns, adjectives, using a dictionary, onomatopoeia, synonyms, antonyms, word origins, homographs, formal and technical words, idioms and similes. This book explains how readers and writers can increase their understanding of words and their interest in them.
  • Poetry meets the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 2 English, and covers the following areas: learning poetry by heart, performing poetry, writing poetry, reading poetry aloud, similes, metaphors, poetic language, personification, haiku, free verse, nonsense poetry and shape poems. This book looks closely at the features that make poetry so special, such as rhyme, rhythm, sound effects and imagery.
  • Fiction meets the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 2 English, and covers the following areas: genre, dialogue, structure, themes, conventions, traditional tales, fables, play scripts, story openings, modern fiction, language for effect, and book recommendations. This book describes the features that make for a captivating story, including the use of character, suspense, setting and plot.
  • Non-fiction meets the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 2 English, and covers the following areas: using reference books, skim reading, fact and opinion, technical words, summaries, discussions, explanations and reports. This book shows how a range of non-fiction texts - including instructions, accounts and advertisements - can best be understood.
  • Practice contains numerous questions on each of these topics, to give children the support they need when preparing for the Key Stage 2 tests.

Understanding English is a series of topic-based study books for children in Key Stage 2, providing rigorous practice of key subject areas. Each topic contains a concise summary of the information required by the National Curriculum, making the series ideal for use as preparation for the Key Stage 2 tests. Each book is a stand-alone resource, so children can either work through them in order or focus on individual aspects of the subject.

Together, the eight books support the whole of the Key Stage 2 English curriculum, providing a solid foundation for success in English. Understanding English covers: punctuation, poetry, grammar, fiction, spelling, non-fiction, and vocabulary.

Each section has cross-references to the relevant study book in the series, assisting children with their learning.

  • Grammar meets the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 2 English, and covers the following areas: adjectives, nouns, comparatives and superlatives, singular and plural, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, tenses, conjunctions, active and passive sentences, informal and formal speech, prepositions and clauses. This book provides a complete course in grammar, describing the different types of words and explaining how these words can be put together in sentences and texts.
  • Punctuation meets the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 2 English, and covers the following areas: apostrophes, inverted commas, direct speech and dialogue, parenthesis, bullet points, questions and question marks, colons and semicolons. This book explains how to use all the main punctuation marks, from full stops and capital letters to semicolons and hyphens.
  • Spelling meets the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 2 English, and covers the following areas: prefixes and suffixes, using a dictionary, syllables, tricky words, word structure, word families, and homophones. This book describes a range of spelling strategies, including learning how to spell specific words, remembering spelling rules and checking for mistakes.
  • Vocabulary meets the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 2 English, and covers the following areas: verbs and adverbs, nouns, adjectives, using a dictionary, onomatopoeia, synonyms, antonyms, word origins, homographs, formal and technical words, idioms and similes. This book explains how readers and writers can increase their understanding of words and their interest in them.
  • Poetry meets the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 2 English, and covers the following areas: learning poetry by heart, performing poetry, writing poetry, reading poetry aloud, similes, metaphors, poetic language, personification, haiku, free verse, nonsense poetry and shape poems. This book looks closely at the features that make poetry so special, such as rhyme, rhythm, sound effects and imagery.
  • Fiction meets the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 2 English, and covers the following areas: genre, dialogue, structure, themes, conventions, traditional tales, fables, play scripts, story openings, modern fiction, language for effect, and book recommendations. This book describes the features that make for a captivating story, including the use of character, suspense, setting and plot.
  • Non-fiction meets the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 2 English, and covers the following areas: using reference books, skim reading, fact and opinion, technical words, summaries, discussions, explanations and reports. This book shows how a range of non-fiction texts - including instructions, accounts and advertisements - can best be understood.
  • Practice contains numerous questions on each of these topics, to give children the support they need when preparing for the Key Stage 2 tests.

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