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Read through the text below. It includes lots of ways that hyphens have been used.

Write down each example of a hyphenated word and, next to it, write why the hyphen has been used with a letter (either A, B, C, D, E or F).

A] Compound adjectives (as we used with our animals pictures yesterday)

B] Joining two nouns to make a new noun or adjective, e.g. skeleton-head or student-teacher

C] In between a prefix and root work IF the prefix ends in a vowel, and then root word begins with a vowel. This will stop the two vowels being right next to each other, e.g. co-operate or de-escalate

D] In between a prefix and a root work to make it clear, e.g. re-press means to press something again. Without the hyphen, it is repress which means to stop something forcefully

E] In between numbers from 21-99, e.g. twenty-one or eighty-five

F] Informal words or phrases, e.g. free-for-all

G] The word continues onto the next line

Here are the answers…

  • Twenty-five – E
  • Hot-pink – A
  • Free-for-all – F
  • Co-operate – C
  • Bear-like – A
  • De-escalated – C
  • Skeleton-head – B
  • Sing-song – D
  • Out-and-out – D or F
  • Answerph-one – G
  • Re-pressed – D
  • Student-teacher - B




LI: I can plan a persuasion text

Yesterday, you began to plan for your persuasion text by drawing your new gadget.


Today, we are going to box-up the text, which is something that you have done many times in school.


Below are two pictures. One is the boxed-up model text for you to see an example. The second is blank.


You need to print off this blank grid or draw it in your books. Then fill in the second column with your own ideas.

We will write these ideas into paragraphs for our hot write next week.


Challenge: when I mark your hot writes, I will be looking to tick all the elements of the assessment grids (which we looked at last week and I have attached below). When planning, think about where you can fit each of these elements in when you write, especially some of the year 5/6 words.