Understanding English is a series of topic-based study books for children in Key Stage 2, providing rigorous practice of key subject areas. Each topic contains a concise summary of the information required by the National Curriculum, making the series ideal for use as preparation for the Key Stage 2 tests. Each book is a stand-alone resource, so children can either work through them in order or focus on individual aspects of the subject. Together, the eight books support the whole of the Key Stage 2 English curriculum, providing a solid foundation for success in English. Vocabulary meets the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 2 English, and covers the following areas: verbs and adverbs, nouns, adjectives, using a dictionary, onomatopoeia, synonyms, antonyms, word origins, homographs, formal and technical words, idioms and similes. This book explains how readers and writers can increase their understanding of words and their interest in them.
Key features of Understanding English include: an 'Explanation' to introduce each topic; activities to consolidate and revise knowledge and skills; thought-provoking facts to foster a love of learning beyond the National Curriculum; 'Now you try' activities to develop children's understanding of English outside the classroom.