In this lesson we will create a new main character that believes he is one animal but is actually another. We will complete a 'plot matrix' to help us to bring our new story to life.
Unit: The Eagle Who Thought He Was A Chicken: recycled story (characters and problems)
After hearing the modelled version of the recycled story, learners will complete their own story map. They will then use this story map to 'step' the story using freeze frames. Finally learners will tell their own recycled version of the story.
We will expand our writing skills today by reading as a writer to consider how writers show self consciousness, nerves and relief. We will then have a go at creating our own actions to show not tell.
We will start the lesson by considering what a verb is. We will then look at examples of past tense verbs and use these to rehearse sentences about our story, 'The Eagle Who Thought He Was a Chicken'.
In this lesson, we will be finding clues from the text to make inferences about Mother Hen.
We will box up our story from beginning to end with a focus on character and problem. We will draw a picture for each stage and then write a short summary of events.
In this lesson we will write the beginning of our recycled story. We think about how our problem is introduced and use our problem toolkit to guide our writing.
In this lesson we will write about our character being told that they are something different to what they believe. We will make our problem matter by using our problem toolkit to support us.
In this lesson we will write about our character facing their problem and feeling very perplexed. The use of our writer's toolkit will guide us in creating a problem that truly matters.
We will write the resolution and conclusion of our story. We will really consider what the learning for the world is.
Units in English
- The Magic Paintbrush: mood
- The Magic Paintbrush: created story (mood)
- Recount: diary entry
- Monkeys and Hats: problems
- Monkeys and Hats: recycled story (problems)
- Instructions: how to make a paper crown
- Awongalema: description
- Awongalema: recycled story (description)
- Discussion: should animals be kept in zoos?
- Honey and Trouble: character
- Honey and Trouble: recycled story (character)
- Persuasion: Buy my honey
- Anansi and Tiger
- Anansi and Tiger: Endings
- Information: All about Tigers
- Jack and the Beanstalk: characters, mood, problems
- Jack and the Beanstalk: created story (characters, mood, problems)
- Explanation: how beans grow
- How Butterflies Came to Be
- How Coyote Brought Fire to the Earth (1)
- How Coyote Brought Fire to the Earth (2)
- Instructions: How to defeat the fire giants
- Baba Yaga: openings
- Baba Yaga: created story (openings)
- Non-chronological report: All about Witches
- The Eagle Who Thought He Was A Chicken: characters and problems
- The Eagle Who Thought He Was A Chicken: recycled story (characters and problems)
- Explanation: how birds fly
- Ganesh Gets Married (1)
- Ganesh Gets Married (2)
- Discussion: Who was right: Ganesh or Kartikeya?
- Persephone: endings
- Persephone: creation story (endings)
- Recount: news report
- The Bird and the Forest Fire: middles
- The Bird and the Forest Fire: recycled story (middles)
- Persuasion: Why you should never light fires in a dry forest
- The Unlucky Man