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Talk 4 Writing Unit: George and the Dragon by Chris Wormell. 

12th- 16th April.

Lesson 1: Introduction to the story: Watch the read-along You Tube clip:

What genre do you think the story is? 

Mystery? Scary? Adventure? Fairy Story?

Watch the story again. This time create a mind map of the story plot, setting and main characters.

What questions would you ask The Dragon if you could meet him?

What questions would you ask George?

Perhaps you could pretend to be each character with an adult and ask each other those questions.


Lesson 2: Box up the story with the help of an adult.

Watch the story again and use the boxing up template to help you identify key events in the story.


Lesson 3: Independent writing; boxing up the story.

Read your activity from yesterday that you completed with the help of your adult. Now watch the story again on You Tube (link above).

In this lesson you will repeat yesterday's activity independently. You might want to add more ideas to the key events.

Lesson 4: Plan a familiar story using a story mountain. (With adult support).

Now you are getting to know the story really well, you are ready to plan the story using the story mountain. You will need to use the boxing up sheet that you filled in on the previous lesson to help you.

Lesson 5: Key skills. Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation:

19th- 22nd April.

Lesson 6: Plan a familiar story. 

Now you have written the story mountain with the help of an adult, you are ready to write your own independently. Watch the story again (click on the link) to remind yourself of the story structure.

Use the story mountain template, or draw your own on a large sheet of paper. You will need to use the boxing up activity that you completed last week to help you plan out your story mountain. Good luck!


Lesson 7: Re-write a familiar story.

Today you will use your story map to help you re-write the story with the help of an adult. You will only write the beginning and the build up. Don't forget to add lots of detail; adjectives to describe the setting and the characters. Can you use expanded noun phrases and conjunctions? What about punctuation? There's lots to remember! When you have written the first two parts, read it aloud and add some actions. We do this a lot in school, so I know that you'll think of some really good actions smiley.

Lesson 8: Today you will continue re-writing the story with the help of an adult. You will write the problem, resolution and ending. When you have finished, re-read what you have written and add the actions. Don't forget to continue to use adjectives and punctuation yes.

Once you have added the actions to this part of the story, read the whole thing aloud with the actions that you have made up to go with it. You could perform it to someone at home. 


Lesson 9: Now that you have got to know the story really well, you are ready to work independently to re-write the story. Today you will use your story mountain and boxing up template to write the beginning of your story. Don't forget to use capital letters, full-stops, finger spaces, neat handwriting, adjectives, punctuation and think about the sentence structure. Read your work out loud to check it makes sense. Good luck! yes


Lesson 10: Spelling, punctuation and grammar. Work through the Power Point and complete the activities.