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Hello, everyone, and welcome to Lesson 3 of our unit "The Golden Compass".

My name's Ms. Smith, and in today's lesson, we're going to focus on expanded noun phrases.

So when you're ready, let's get started.

So in the lesson today, we will review some Mrs. Wordsmith vocabulary to help us with our noun phrases before we look at the more specific details and remind ourselves of what it means to write an expanded noun phrase.

And then finally, we will practise writing some of our own.

So, things you will need.

You'll need something to write on, something to write with, and make sure your brain is switched on and ready to focus for the lesson today.

So let's start by reminding ourselves of some key characters in our film, "The Golden Compass." We have Lyra, our main female character on the left in the blue dress.

And she's sitting alongside her daemon, Pantalaimon.

We can see Pan in the central picture, who's always next to Lyra.

If you remember, the animal companion for each human in our film is their soul in animal form.

So the connection between the two is incredibly close.

And finally, a character we're yet to meet in our work this unit, and that's Mrs. Coulter.

And she's sitting alongside her daemon, a different animal, and it's the golden monkey.

So we're going to look at some Mrs. Wordsmith words now, and these words will help us later this lesson in writing our expanded noun phrases.

So let's read the words together.

We have unflappable, assertive, and devious.

You may have come across some of these words, all of these words, in reading, or in your literacy lessons before.

So you might have a good idea as to what they mean.

But I want you now to stop and think and use the images to help and think about what each of the words means.

So press pause and have a think.


So now we're going to look at definitions and make sure that we're really clear on definition for each of the words on the left.

So we've got devious, assertive, and unflappable.

Now read each definition.

I want you to think which of the words on the left it best matches up with.

We've got "forceful or self-confident; "like someone who always manages to get their way." Is it devious, assertive, unflappable? Secondly, "Cool, calm or collected; "when you're chilled that nothing can upset you." Devious, assertive, unflappable? And finally, "cheating or sly; "like someone busy making evil plans." Devious, assertive, or unflappable? Let's look, shall we? Devious means someone who's "cheating or sly; "like someone busy making evil plans." And you can see really clearly in the Mrs. Wordsmith image for that word.

Assertive means to be "forceful or self confident; "like someone who always manages to get their way." And finally, unflappable.

"Cool, calm or collected; "when you're so chilled that nothing can upset you." I'm going to zoom in now on one of those Mrs. Wordsmith words, and that's unflappable.

And you can see, I've tried to use unflappable in two sentences.

I'm going to read those sentences to you now.

"Perched on the pristine sofa, "Mrs. Coulter appeared unflappable." And second one.

"Peering over her glasses, "Mrs. Coulter eyed Lyra on the unflappable sofa." Well, think about the definitions we've just revised.

And in which sentence is unflappable used correctly? You might want to read those again and press pause to have a think about that.

Okay, hopefully you got a really good think.

And you're right, it's in the first sentence.

In the first sentence, Mrs. Coulter is the noun that is described as unflappable.

Unflappable is our adjective.

In the second sentence, unflappable describes the sofa, and that just doesn't make sense.

So this adjective and the other adjectives that we've been reviewing, are adjectives that describe people.

So we need to make sure that we're using the adjective in this sentence to describe Mrs. Coulter.

In this moment, in this scene, she is unflappable it seems. Now let's move on and think about Pan, Pantalaimon, and some other adjectives that we can use to describe Pantalaimon.

So let's read them.

We've got wary.

And an image to help you think about, remind yourself of the word of wary.

I bet you've heard that word before.

Wary means "careful or cautious." Those are synonyms for wary.

"Like a fly who is afraid of getting zapped." And secondly, hesitant.

Good job.

And there you can see someone very hesitant on that diving board.

Hesitant means "nervous or uncertain." Those are synonyms, they mean the same.

"Like someone afraid to jump off a diving board." Pantalaimon can sometimes be wary and hesitant and is a little bit like Lyra's conscience, doing all the thinking and the nervous and the caution out loud to just make sure that Lyra is making the right decision throughout our story.

So, how many new Mrs. Wordsmith words can you recall? You might want to pause and have a little think and maybe even see if you can scribble down, write down all the words that we've just reviewed.

Can you remember them all? Pause and have a think now.


Let's see how many you can remember.

We've got hesitant and wary, assertive, unflappable, and devious.

So an expanded noun phrase provides extra information about the noun.

So what does this normally look like? How are we most familiar with seeing noun phrases? Often they look like this.

We have an adjective and another adjective that describes our noun.

Because we have two adjectives together that are listed, we need to make sure we have a comma in between.

And so, an example of this in part of a sentence is, "The calm, devious woman." You might just think which words are adjectives? And where is the noun in that sentence? In that phrase, sorry.

That's right.

We have calm and devious, our adjectives.

And woman is our noun.

I wonder if you can classify the word the for an extra tricky question.

The word the is our determiner.

Determiners introduce a noun.

So in this phrase, the introduces woman.

Woman is our noun.

So you can see, we have calm, comma, devious woman.

Sometimes expanded noun phrases can include information in addition to the adjectives.

So it'd still be a phrase with some additional information as well as adjectives.

Here we've got, "The calm, devious woman on the sofa." And, "The curious, loyal daemon with a soft expression." What has been added to these phrases? Pause and have a think.

That's right.

In the first example, we have, "The calm, devious woman on the sofa," and that was added telling us where the calm, devious women is located.

In the second, "The curious, loyal daemon with a soft expression." So describing how our daemon is appearing, with a soft expression.

And a reminder that a phrase does not contain a verb.

This is part of a sentence, these examples, and they do not contain a verb.

So they are phrases.

Expanded noun phrases, extra information, and it's all to do with the noun to help us understand what the noun is like, where the noun is, or how the noun appears.

Can you define an expanded noun phrase? Let's try filling in the blank, shall we? "An expanded noun phrase provides" mm-mm "about the noun." Can you fill in the blanks? That's, "An expanded noun phrase "provides extra information about the noun." And there's that frame.

What's missing from each space on each line? You've got it.

Adjective, adjective, noun.

And that's how we normally start and see our expanded noun phrases.

So your task today is to write expanded noun phrases.

And remember, a phrase does not contain a verb.

And on the next slide, I've popped some images that will help you to think of a range of phrases.

And you might use the characters in each image to base your phrase around.

So your character would be your noun in your noun phrase.

And I wonder whether you're able to add any extra information to your phrase, always remembering that a phrase does not contain of a verb.

So pause the video and complete the task.

Okay, so let's do one final review of expanded noun phrases, ENPs.

In each slide that follows, is the example an expanded noun phrase or not an expanded noun phrase? So the first one we've got is, "The ornate, iron gates." ENP, not an ENP? That's right.

It is an ENP.

"Pan was concerned and wary of Mrs. Coulter." ENP, not an ENP? Not an ENP.

There's a verb, isn't there, in that clause.

I wonder if you can spot the verb.

It's a tricky verb.

It's was, isn't it? The being verb.

And then we have, "The devious, cunning Mrs. Coulter "with her evil companion." ENP, or not an ENP? It's an ENP.

And that's the end of the lesson today.

So well done for all of your hard work.

We've looked at lots of Mrs. Wordsmith vocabulary to help with expanded noun phrases in this unit.

We've really dug deep into the technical side of expanded noun phrases.

And you had an excellent go of writing expanded noun phrases of your own.

So feel really proud of all your hard work today and have a lovely rest of your day learning.