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Character description of Jack in 'Jack and the Beanstalk'

I can join two ideas together when describing Jack.

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Year 1

Character description of Jack in 'Jack and the Beanstalk'

I can join two ideas together when describing Jack.

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Key learning points

  1. Adjectives can be used to describe a character's appearance and personality, such as 'small, sneaky Jack'
  2. When using two adjectives, a comma is placed in between them, such as 'small, sneaky Jack'
  3. Two ideas can be joined together using 'and' to form one sentence
  4. Using 'and' connects two ideas together
  5. Referring to Jack as 'he' after naming him makes writing less repetitive.

Common misconception

Pupils may find it difficult to generate appearance words and may use words like 'curious' to describe his appearance as well.

Provide images to support them with generating ideas and explain that they can describe the appearance of specific parts of Jack e.g. 'yellow wellies', 'brown eyes', 'wavy hair', 'long legs' etc.

Keywords

  • Character - a person or animal in a story

  • Personality - the special qualities that make a character themselves

  • Appearance - what someone or something looks like

  • Joining word - a word that joins words or ideas

  • Adjective - describes a noun

Write down the expanded noun phrases that pupils come up with in the first learning cycle. Give pupils access to these when they are writing their sentences for Task B.
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6 Questions

Q1.
Identify the comma.
.
Correct answer: ,
!
?
Q2.
Identify the adjective in the following sentence: 'The terrifying giant shouted loudly.'
The
Correct answer: terrifying
giant
shouted
loudly
Q3.
What is the correct definition of an adjective?
a doing or being word
a naming word for people, places or things
a word that describes or gives more information about a verb
Correct answer: a word that describes a noun
Q4.
Match the word to the word class.
Correct Answer:tree,noun

noun

Correct Answer:bushy,adjective

adjective

Correct Answer:growing,verb

verb

Q5.
Identify the adjectives in the following sentence: 'The strange, old man gave him some beans.'
Correct answer: strange
Correct answer: old
man
some
beans
Q6.
Complete the following sentence: 'All simple sentences __________.'
Correct answer: start with a capital letter
include an adjective
need a comma
Correct answer: make complete sense

6 Questions

Q1.
Which of these are characters from 'Jack and the Beanstalk'?
Correct answer: the giant
the troll
the old woman
the beanstalk
Correct answer: the old man
Q2.
We can use the joining word 'and' to ...
describe.
Correct answer: build a second idea onto a first idea.
tell someone to do something.
ask the reader for an answer.
Q3.
Identify the joining word in the following sentence: 'Jack was young and he had brown eyes.'
Jack
was
young
Correct answer: and
had
Q4.
Which expanded noun phrases best describe Jack's character in 'Jack and the Beanstalk'?
enormous, smelly feet
strange, old man
Correct answer: small, young boy
Correct answer: scruffy, brown hair
Q5.
Which joining word would join the following two simple sentences together? 'Jack was brave he had long, skinny legs.'
Correct Answer: and, And
Q6.
Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
Jack was Brave and he had rosy red cheeks.
Jack was brave and he had rosy red cheeks.
Correct answer: Jack was brave and he had rosy, red cheeks.
jack was brave and he had rosy, red cheeks

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