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Unit Overview: Demon Dentist by David Walliams

Lessons:

5 lessons

To engage with the text

In this lesson, we will be introduced to the author and the book and use clues from the front cover and prologue to make some predictions about the story.

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To answer questions on the text (Part 1)

In this lesson, we will use the text to retrieve and infer answers to questions about chapter 3 - Whiter than White. We will explore the meaning of words and how to use a range of strategies when we come across unfamiliar words in our reading.

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To analyse characters

In this lesson, we will explore the main characters in the text in more detail. Our main focus is on Miss Root, the new dentist. We will look closely at the author's choice of language and characterisation.

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To answer questions on the text (Part 2)

In this lesson, we will read the beginning of chapter 13 (Impro!), retrieving and inferring information from the text in order to answer questions. This includes understanding and explaining the order of events, as well as characters' feelings.

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To analyse the author's use of language

In this lesson, we will be analysing the author's choice of language. We will look at vocabulary meaning in depth and how words and phrases have been used specifically to add to an overall atmosphere, created purposefully by the author.

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