“Fun On A Windy Day”, Literacy In Primary School


Fun on a Windy Day

This is a literacy package for Grade 4. It is about three half-hour lessons. The text and activities are arranged around specific vocabulary and spelling patterns. It focuses on

  • following instructions in ruling up columns,
  • finding and then writing the focus words and
  • writing a descriptive paragraph using adjectives.

These lessons reinforce vocabulary with ir and oa vowel teams. Also words beginning with wh and sq. Through discussion, a parent is able

  • to explore the story,
  • check comprehension and
  • assist their child in writing a paragraph.

It is suitable for home schooling and any parent who wants to support their child’s literacy progress.


Fun On A Windy Day

Fun On A Windy Day has a story about two  children who take their toy boats to a pond. They race the boats, get wet and have a good time. Focus words have ir and oa spelling, wh words such as whizzed and sq words such as squirted.

Literacy Tasks in Fun On A Windy Day

Firstly, like all my items, this begins with a story. All literacy tasks after the set reading derive from the text of the story or non-fiction account. In this case, it is fiction.

  • Children follow instructions in the Word Study on how to lay out their workbook in columns and
  • then review whether they followed them in carrying out the word task.
  • Using the adjectives given, and their own, children describe the weather on that day.
  • There is a writing task about their own experience on a windy day.

Who Uses Fun On A Windy Day

  • Suitable level from late Grade 3 and Grade 4.
  • This material supports classroom teaching.
  • It extends children’s knowledge of spelling patterns and
  • gives them an opportunity to write about their own windy-day experience.
  • It is suitable for parents tutoring at home.

Any parent can download, print and teach with success using this item and any of my teaching materials. Use the text to prompt you forward. The content will drive the lesson for you.

A Helpful Guide

This is a post: https://www.tutoringprimary.com/help-child-writing-tasks/

This post has hints and guidance on how to teach your child to structure a free writing task.

Download and print the product below and keep it in a folder. Use this to help you when your child does the last item which is his or her own experience on a windy day.

This is a product: https://www.tutoringprimary.com/product/child-asked-write-can-help/