Taken from our Upper Keystage 2 Literacy Resource File
Includes all lessons and resources
Lesson 1: Inside a story- LO: To identify a point of view
Lesson 2: 2 Ways into a story- LO: To identify how different stories are opened.
Lesson 3: Colin Thompson’s stories and characters- LO:Identify the main parts of a story and to create a character profile
Lesson 4:Tell me a story- LO:To experiment with writing in different styles.
Lesson 5: Comparing story openings by Michael Morpurgo- LO:Compare the openings of two stories by the same author and comment on what makes an effective opening.
Lesson 6 : Does Tomas Believe in Unicorns- LO:To explore characterisation through drama.
Lesson 7:Tomas and the librarian- LO: To use empathy to explore the character of Tomas
About this unit
There are six units on fiction in this file for years 5 and 6. The second unit focuses on the work of modern authors of children’s fiction. We have chosen to focus on Colin Thompson and Michael Morpurgo, but it is possible to repeat some of the activities using books by other authors with whom the children may be familiar, such as Roald Dahl and David Walliams. The children will examine the story structures and aspects of each author’s style and will have opportunities to write short stories of their own. They will be encouraged to explore various characters and situations through role play and will work towards writing and staging their own short plays. They will develop the habit of keeping a reading journal (on paper or screen) as a way of supporting and extending reading. The Michael Morpurgo lessons are more challenging and you may wish to use them later in Upper KS2 than those on Colin Thompson’s books.
The unit focus on Books by Colin Thompson, for example The Paradise Garden, The Paperbag Prince, Falling Angels, Sid the Mosquito and other wild stories Access to www.colinthompson.com and I Believe in Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo Why the Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo but easily adapted.