Understanding English: Non-fiction
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Suitable for: Key Stage 2 level for ages 7 to 11
ISBN: 9780721712970 | Pages: 40
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Product description for parents
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 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test. 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.
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. The book also shows how a range of non-fiction texts – including instructions, accounts and advertisements – can best be understood.
Key features of Understanding English include:
- an ‘Explanation’ to introduce each topic
- activities to consolidate and revise knowledge and skills
- thought-provoking facts to foster a love of learning beyond the National Curriculum
- ‘Now you try’ activities to develop children’s understanding of English outside the classroom.
Also in the Understanding English series
Understanding English: Fiction
Understanding English: Grammar
Understanding English: Poetry
Understanding English: Practice
Understanding English: Punctuation
Understanding English: Spelling
Understanding English: Vocabulary