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KS1: English: Year 2: Genres

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Stories (explore sequence of events, discuss reasons for events, discuss familiar story lines and relate to own life) (wtg: use story structure to write own stories, use sequence of events/time)
 
Variety of poems with familiar settings (learn, re-read and recite) (build class anthology) (wtg: use poetry structure and add own new lines)
 
Instructions (wtg: use commas in lists) (read instructions, recipes, plans, construction instructions & note key features) (write own instructions using key features) (list points in order [story events etc]) (use diagrams in instructions)
 
Revise uses of capitalisation (names, dates, headings, titles, emphasis)
 
Traditional Stories (compare story themes, predict next events, discuss how settings affect events, find keywords in stories, describe characters, retell stories through writing & role play) (write own story using setting from a known story, write character profiles)
 
Stories & Poems from other cultures (explore speech bubbles, headings, subheadings, italics, bold, captions)
 
Stories & Poems with predictable & patterned language (discuss & write rhyme)
 
Poems by significant children’s poets (add captions to pictures, illustrate, add own lines)
 

Dictionaries, Glossaries, Indexes, Alphabetically ordered explanations

(make story or topic dictionaries/glossaries)
 
Extended Stories (using narrative, settings, dialogue)
 

Stories by significant children’s authors (comparison & give reasons, finding out about author from information on book covers, publisher information)

 
Different stories by the same author
 
Text with language play; riddles, tongue-twisters, humorous verse & stories (rdg: imaginatively respond, recommend, collect examples, examine how words & phrases convey humour & sound effects) (wtg: to write own through adaptation, mimicry, substitution) (wtg: to invent language puzzles, riddles, riddles, nonsense sentences etc).
 
Information books (use terms fact, fiction, non fiction) (pose questions & record answers in writing) (use contents & indexes) (scan text to find specific sections) (skim read books to predict contents) (evaluate usefulness of text for its purpose) (make notes from non fiction texts to use in own writing) (use non fiction books as a template for own writing)
 
Non-chronological reports (wtg: write simple evaluations of books) (to use structure of non-chronological report writing as a template for own writing)
 

 
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