English Workbook Year 5

Excel Basic Skills: English Workbook Year 5 will help you with the writing you do every day at school - in English and in other subjects. Each chapter looks at a different type of writing. Some are imaginative text types such as narratives and poems. Others are factual text types such as reports and explanations. All the chapters begin with a sample text. Make sure you read the sample text carefully and look at the special features marked on it.

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You should then try the activities that follow. These give you guidance and practice in writing a similar type of text. Some activities help you with grammar and punctuation. Others focus on words - the way they are spelt and what they mean. Some activities are just for fun. Each chapter ends with activities that help you write a complete text yourself.

The Excel series of English Workbooks for Years 3–6 will help primary school students with the reading and writing they do every day at school — in English and in other subjects. Each chapter is set out as a separate unit of work covering a different type of writing (‘text type’) and contains exercises that relate to that particular text type.

In this book you will find:
- Eleven chapters, each set out as a unit of work covering a particular text type (such as narratives, letters, speeches and information reports), including a chapter on writing for school projects
- Exercises and activities in each chapter which are directly linked to the text type covered
- Practice in skills such as spelling, grammar, vocabulary, punctuation and comprehension
- Interesting and relevant sample texts, including many written by Year 3 students, with important features highlighted
- Answers to all questions at the back of the book.

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