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Unit Overview: The Fate of Fausto - Narrative Writing

Lessons:

20 lessons

To understand and order the story of a picture book

In this lesson, we will explore what fables are and read a modern fable by Oliver Jeffers called the Fate of Fausto. We will consider the themes of the fable and then revise the structure of a story and order sections of the story on a 'story staircase'.

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To investigate suffixes: -ly suffix

In this lesson, we will explore the rules associated with adding the suffix -ly. Ten spelling words will be explained and set to learn.

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To explore word classes

In this lesson, we will explore the four word classes of nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs. We will consider their purpose and impact in writing and practise using them in our writing.

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To practise the four types of simple sentence

In this lesson, we will practise the four types of simple sentence: statements, questions, exclamations and commands. We will practise writing each sentence correctly with appropriate punctuation.

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To write the opening of a picture book

In this lesson, we will consider the purpose of an opening section of a story and what makes an effective opening. We will read an example of an opening and then write our own version.

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To practise speech punctuation rules

In this lesson, we will revise the rules for accurately punctuating speech when speech comes at the start of a sentence. We will revise the correct terminology and the positive effect that speech punctuation has on a reader's ability to read a piece of writing.

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To describe feelings

In this lesson, we will consider lots of different words that describe feelings and how to carefully choose the most appropriate word. We will then look at how to use 'show and tell' to describe a character's feelings and then practise writing some character feeling descriptions.

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To write the build up of a story

In this lesson, we will revise rules for speech punctuation and consider the purpose of a build-up in a story. We will then read an example of a piece of writing and then write our own build-up.

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To practise the full range of three sentence types

In this lesson, we will consider the definition of a clause and how knowledge of clauses can help us identify and write simple, compound and complex sentences. We will then practise writing our own sentences.

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To explore expanded noun phrases

In this lesson, we will explore the purpose and rules of using expanded noun phrases and practise writing them, using a range of ambitious vocabulary.

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To describe a setting

In this lesson, we will use a range of senses to help us describe a setting accurately. We will also practise using prepositions of place accurately.

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To practise writing speech

In this lesson, we will practise using speech punctuation accurately and consider effective synonyms for said and effective adverbs.

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