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We will be building our vocabulary through revision of word classes and learning about figurative language.
The name of a person, place, object, thing, emotion or idea
* do not need a capital letter
e.g. fish, table, sad, town, boy
* do need a capital letter as they are the specific name of an individual
e.g. Robert, Stevenage, Lodge Farm
A word that can replace a noun
e.g. he, she, it, they, we, their, I, me, my
Describes a noun
e.g. beautiful, weary, sparkling, evil, stormy, cerise
Is an action or state
e.g. danced, run, grin, whisper, yelled, became, am
A word or phrase that adds more detail to an adjective, verb or another adverb
e.g. gently, swiftly, here, now, very, really
A way to describe things by comparing them to other things using the words as or like.
e.g. my teacher is as fierce as a dragon, the moon was like a silver coin
Describing (comparing) one thing as if it is another. The noun becomes the compared object.
e.g. My teacher is a fierce dragon, the moon is a silver coin
Describing something as having human feelings and actions
e.g. The trees danced in the gentle breeze, The angry rain thundered onto the rooftops
Simile, metaphors and personification
When words which begin with the same sound are repeated close together in the same phrase or sentence
e.g. Wild winds whistled through the wintry woodlands
Onomatopoeia is when a word’s pronunciation imitates its sound
e.g. Plop! Whoosh! The bees buzzed outside, The metal machine clunked