Saturday, 7 March 2015

Welcome to Al Dhafra Grade 6 English Blog! Journalistic Writing Unit



Movie Time: Great Expectationa


Discuss - What is your idea of a hero?

Who's Your Hero?

Grammar Practice










Reported Speech: 
Change of pronouns - Change of place and time - Reported Speech



Direct Speech
Reported Speech
(Reported speech)
Change of pronouns
I
We
my
your
our
me
us
 he/she
 they
 his/her
 my
 their
 him/her
 them
Change of place and time
here
today
this morning
yesterday
tomorrow
next week
next month
 there
 that day
 that morning
 the day before
 the next day
 the following week
 the following month

Original tense
Reported tense
Example
Simple Present
Simple Past
"We enjoy fishing" - They said they enjoyed fishing
Simple Past
Past Perfect
"He saw it" - She said he had seen it
Present Perfect
Past Perfect
"She's gone" - You said she had gone
Present Continuous
Past Continuous
"I'm leaving" - You said you were leaving
Past Continuous
Past Perfect Continuous
"He was reading" - He said he had been reading
can
could
"I can sing" - She said she could sing
may
might
"We may stay" - They said they might stay
must
had to
"I must go" - He said he had to go
will
would
"I'll buy them" - You said you would buy them


Facts or Opinions



Starter(s)
Solar Airplane!

Seriously Spoiled!


How do some children reach school?


A Day in the Life of a News Reporter


Extreme Sports!

 UAE's Future Museum!


Discuss this picture

Now read the caption for the picture. Were you able to guess it correctly?

How about this camel? 








Take notes as you watch this video. This will help you write the news story later.

What did Dubai Police say about this robbery?


Watch another video about Pink Panthers












Friday, 27 February 2015

Welcome to Al Dhafra Grade 6 English Blog! Journalistic Writing Unit Week 1



When cash is in the air!

In UAE, cash is in the air! Mystery money raining on Dubai street 

 Starter: Formal v/s Informal

Listen to the conversation and write 5 words that you think are informal.

Informal Greetings!

More about Formal and Informal


Think of some awesome headlines these stories would make!

Dog disguised as a lion in a Chinese Zoo


 How about this?

 Llama Drama



 

Camel on Dubai Streets



 

Old Woman Cutting Trees!


Ban Chocolate Milk at School!

Headlines! 
Llama Drama Captivates Audience
Llama Drama!

More resources will be added soon.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Welcome to Al Dhafra Grade 6 Blog!



Proofreading:
he don't know the answer
Apostrophe / Poetry / Figurative Language

Play the 'Apostrophe Games'


Starter(s)
Museum Robbery!

Dogs as Actors!





Mystery Fiction - Spy Dog Vocabulary
fete: festival / sale


hostage: prisoner
violence: fighting
reward: prize
jinxed: unlucky
prison-sentence: the time period 
during which a person is kept in a   prison


Watch a cool video about subordinate clauses! 















Friday, 9 January 2015

Term 2 Week 1







Meet Spy Dog's Writer

Andy always describes himself as an ‘accidental author’ who came late to writing. He wrote his first book in 2005 at the age of 37. The idea for ‘Spy Dog’ came to him after watching a James Bond film with his family and wondering out loud whether Lara, their pet mutt, could actually be a super-sophisticated secret agent who was just pretending to be ‘normal’. The kids laughed at him but he thought it was a really good idea. So he tapped the ideas out on his laptop and read them to his daughter. She really liked the story so he decided to try and get it published.






Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Al Dhafra Grade 6 English Blog! Term 1 Final December 14, 2014 Revision

'Exam Time' will be 'Fun Time' if you use this blog!
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More resources, worksheets and links will be added soon.





Adding prefixes:
A prefix is a group of letters placed at the start of a word.
dis-
disconnect     disadvantage        disagree
disappear       disapprove            disable
mis-
misbehave      mistake      misunderstand
un-
unhappy         uncertain      ungrateful
re-
recycle            rewrite          reread
in-
incorrect        inhuman        insane
im-
impossible     immature      immoral

How the prefix can change the meaning of a word
disadvantage        
not an advantage
unavailable
not available
mistake
not correct
unhappy
not happy
insane
not sane
immature     
not mature     

Click on the links to practice online quizzes and games:


Revision - Answer Key 
Spelling and Vocabulay
Workbook - Answer Key 
Words ending in –sure and –ture (page.6)
Examples:
a)
measure b)puncture c)nature d)insure e)enclosure f)creature g)pleasure h)adventure i)future j)treasure k)unsure l)fracture

sure: composure, leisure, exposure

ture: fixture, feature, vulture, structure, picture, gesture

Words ending in “shun” sound (page.7)
    a)beautician b)competition c)tension d)education e)conclusion f)technician g)subtraction h)musician
    fraction, creation, suspicion, pension, conversation, politician, attention

Comparatives and Superlatives (p.9)

Descriptor
Comparative
Superlative
tall
taller
tallest
angry
angrier
angriest
mean
meaner
meanest
dark
darker
darkest
long
longer
longer
hard
harder
hardest

Grammar and Punctuation
Adding Prefixes: dis-, im-, in-, re-, un- (page 6)
disconnect   impossible  inhuman misbehave recycle  uncertain
a) disappear, disapprove, disobedient, disagree
b) mistake, misunderstood, misfortune
c) unreasonable, unforgettable, ungrateful

  a)not an advantage b)not available
  c)wrong answer/choice d)not happy
  e)not sane   f)not mature

Adding Suffixes: -ness, -ian, -able, -less, -ful, 
-er (page 7)
a)technician b)musician c)electrician
d)beautician e)optician f)politician
a)fashionable b)gardener 
c) careful/careless
d) forgiveness e)footballer 
f) cheerful/cheerless
g) collectable  h)hopeful/hopeless

SentenceTypes:Statements/Questions/Exclamations/Commands (page 8)
a)Are you going swimming?
b)Do you love eating cakes?

a)statement. You know what time it is.
b)question. Do you know what time it is?
c)command. Answer me!

Using Modal Verbs: will, would, can, could, may, might, shall, should, ought to, must (p.9)
a) might / may
b) could/ would
c) should/ shall

Adverbials of Probability: certainly, definitely, maybe, possibly, never, often, sometimes, seldom, d, always (p.10)

a) It seldom rains in Australia
b) I will probably get a certificate this week at school.
c) I will definitely pick you up at 7:30pm outside the train station.
d) I often go to watch the football match on Saturdays and Sundays.

Tenses: past, present, future (p.11)
Past tense
They played football.
He did his homework.
The dogs chased the cat.

Present tense
We walk home from school.
He does his homework.
I write in my diary.
She picks flowers.
(Present continuous is also acceptable)

Future tense
They will play football.
I will write in my diary.
The dogs will chase the cat.
She will pick flowers for the kitchen.

Story Elements: Point of View
First Person – It’s when you talk about yourself or your group (I, we, me, us).
Third Person – It’s where you talk about someone else (he, she, it, him, her
Examples:
I went to the store. (first person)
She heard a strange noise. (third person)
We went inside the house. (first person)
It seemed like he liked video games.
The test was making us crazy. (first person)
My car was in an accident. (first person)
Forming Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
One-syllable adjectives
Form the comparative and superlative forms of a one-syllable adjective by adding –er for the comparative form and –est for the superlative.
One-Syllable Adjective
Comparative Form
Superlative Form
Tall
taller
tallest
Old
older
oldest
long
longer
longest
·         Shamma is taller than Fatima.
·         Shamma is the tallest of all the students.
·         Abdulla is older than Saif.
·         Of the three students, Abdulla is the oldest.
·         My hair is longer than your hair.
·         Abdulla’s story is the longest story I've ever heard.
If the one-syllable adjective ends with an e, just add –r for the comparative form and –st for the superlative form.
One-Syllable Adjective with Final -e
Comparative Form
Superlative Form
large
larger
largest
wise
wiser
wisest
·         Mariam’s car is larger than Reem’s car.
·         Leen's house is the largest of all the houses on the block.
·         Salem is wiser than his brother.
·         Rayan is the wisest person I know.

If the one-syllable adjective ends with a single consonant with a vowel before it, double the consonant and add –er for the comparative form; and double the consonant and add –est for the superlative form.
One-Syllable Adjective Ending with a Single Consonant with a Single Vowel before It
Comparative Form
Superlative Form
big
bigger
biggest
thin
thinner
thinnest
fat
fatter
fattest
·         My camel is bigger than your horse.
·         My camel is the biggest of all the camels in Al Ain.
·         Hamad is thinner than Saif.
·         Of all the students in the class, Salem is the thinnest.
·         My sister is cleverer than your mother.
·         Shrek is the fattest person I've ever seen.

Two-syllable adjectives
With most two-syllable adjectives, you form the comparative with more and the superlative with most.
Two-Syllable Adjective
Comparative Form
Superlative Form
comfortable
more comfortable
most comfortable
intelligent
more intelligent
most intelligent
careful
more careful
most careful
thoughtful
more thoughtful
most thoughtful
·         This morning is more peaceful than yesterday morning.
·         Abdulla’s house in the mountains is the most peaceful in the world.
·         Mohammed is more careful than Faisal.
If the two-syllable adjectives ends with –y, change the y to i and add –er for the comparative form. For the superlative form change the y to i and add –est.
Two-Syllable Adjective Ending with -y
Comparative Form
Superlative Form
happy
happier
Happiest
angry
angrier
Angriest
Busy
busier
Busiest
·         Hamad is happier today than he was yesterday.
·         Azza is the happiest girl in the world.
·         Hala is busier than Dima.
·         Leen is the busiest person I've ever met.
Two-syllable adjectives ending in –er, -le, or –ow take –er and –est to form the comparative and superlative forms.
Two-Syllable Adjective Ending with -er, -le, or -ow
Comparative Form
Superlative Form
narrow
narrower
narrowest
gentle
gentler
gentlest
·         The roads in Ajman are narrower than the roads in Dubai.

Adjectives with three or more syllables
For adjectives with three syllables or more, you form the comparative with more and the superlative with most.
Adjective with Three or More Syllables
Comparative Form
Superlative Form
generous
more generous
most generous
important
more important
most important
intelligent
more intelligent
most intelligent
·         Rawan is more generous than Shaima.
·         Yara is the most generous of all the people I know.
Exceptions:
Irregular adjectives
Irregular Adjective
Comparative Form
Superlative Form
good
better
best
bad
worse
worst
far
farther
farthest
little
less
least
many
more
most
·         Italian food is better than American food.
·         My dog is the best dog in the world.

Two-syllable adjectives that follow two rules. These adjectives can be used with -er and -est and with more and most.
Two-Syllable Adjective
Comparative Form
Superlative Form
clever
cleverer
cleverest
clever
more clever
most clever
gentle
gentler
gentlest
gentle
more gentle
most gentle
friendly
friendlier
friendliest
friendly
more friendly
most friendly
quiet
quieter
quietest
quiet
more quiet
most quiet
simple
simpler
simplest
simple
more simple
most simple
·         Big dogs are gentler than small dogs.
·         Big dogs are more gentle than small dogs.