Jolly Grammar Big Book 1 Sara Wernham and Sue Lloyd Illustrated by Lib Stephen The Jolly Grammar Big Book 1 is intended to be used with The Grammar Handbook 1. It provides a focus, in the form of big pictures, for some of the ideas introduced in The Grammar Handbook 1. Words can be added to the pictures by writing on the clear plastic sheet once it has been clipped to the page. Alphabet (Refer to:The Grammar Handbook 1, Grammar Sheet 7) The alphabet is split into the four dictionary groups. Encourage the children to use red, yellow, green and blue for each group. The children should say the alphabet pausing between each group and counting the groups on their fingers. Ask the children for the number of the group a given letter is in. Proper Nouns (Grammar Sheet 5) Find the proper nouns in the picture and then see if the children can suggest others. Names - Inky, Snake, Bee, Ant Places - Buildings e.g. Eiffel Tower - Countries e.g. France, England, Egypt - On a letter e.g. house name, street name, town or village, county, state or province - Days of the week Times Common Nouns (Grammar Sheet 6) Look at the pictures in Inky’s photo album and ask the children to name the common nouns. These words can be written underneath the pictures on the plastic sheet. Short Vowel Sounds (Spelling Sheets 7 and 8) Many spelling rules are linked to the short vowel sounds so it is important that the children can hear and identify them in words. The words from sheets 7 and 8 can be written on the plastic sheet over each container. Plurals (Grammar Sheet 9) Look at the picture and ask the children to suggest some nouns. Find the pictures in the singular and then the plural, e.g. 1 frog on the lilypad and 3 frogs in the pond. There are some words at the bottom of the page to start with. These words (or just the plurals) can be covered and revealed once a child has suggested them. Pronouns (Grammar Sheet 10) The picture on the left shows the animals pointing to each other and saying the different pronouns ‘I, you, he/she/it, we, you, they’. The poem on the right should be recited with its actions. It can be said with any of the pronouns taking the place of ‘I’. When the children know the poem well, they may be able to make up their own verses. Verbs (Grammar Sheet 14) In the picture the bees are busy doing lots of different activities. Ask the children to suggest as many verbs as they can from looking at the picture. The verbs for the bees in the beehive are written in the honeycombs as infinitives, for example ‘to play’. Encourage the children to give the infinitive of the verbs they find, so ‘to swim’ not ‘swimming’. Adjectives (Grammar Sheet 21) Ask the children to find as many adjectives as they can by looking at the snakes in the picture. There is a list of adjectives on the tree trunk. This can be covered so the children cannot see it initially. The big, long snake at the bottom of the picture shows that more than one adjective can be used at one time. The children can suggest an adjective for each section of the snake’s body. Compound Words (Grammar Sheet 24) The picture shows some ‘compound birds’ who have lost their tails. The children make the compound words. When the common word is at the beginning, the children need to match the compound bird’s bodies with their ‘lost’ tails. When the common word is at the end, they need to match the baby birds in the nests with the tails that have one word in them. Adverbs (Grammar Sheet 27) The children look at the picture and suggest things that are happening in it. There are some ideas given at the top of the page. They then need to think of how that verb is being done and suggest an appropriate adverb. There is a list of adverbs at the bottom of the page. Speech Marks (Grammar Sheet 32) The children suggest which sounds go in the empty speech bubbles on the right-hand page. These can be written in the bubbles using the plastic sheet. The children can suggest what the girl might be saying. The sentence underneath can then be completed. Parsing (Grammar Sheet 36) This page is the same as the children’s worksheet in The Grammar Handbook 1. By putting the plastic sheet over the page, the different parts of speech can be underlined using the appropriate colours.
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