Taken from Unit 1 UKS2 Literacy file.
Read chapter 4 ‘The Keeper of the Keys’ from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling to the class. Put a plain cover on the book and do not reveal the title. Set the scene by reading a description of ‘the perfect place’ to stay from the penultimate page of chapter 3 beginning (he) ‘was pointing at what looked like a large rock way out to sea…’ .Explain to the children that as you are reading you would like them to the strategy of listening our for key features to help them decide which genre this story could be classed as. What clues are there?
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