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Literacy Y3 Narrative Unit 2 – Myths and Legends

                                   This unit is aimed at children in Year 3.

                                   A selection of resources to support the teaching of Literacy strategy, Narrative Unit 2– Myths and Legends.

                                   Story used - 'The Odyssey' by Homer.                                  

                                   For a complete list of what's included see the table below. Numbers in red show the number for learning objectives in the Narrative block   

 

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Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

 

Story of Odysseus

 (20 pages)

3 Group discussion and interaction

Use discussion to organize roles and action

The written version simplified to tell the adventures of Odysseus and his men on their way home from Troy

Pictures of story of Odysseus

(16 slides)

3 Group discussion and interaction

Use discussion to organize roles and action

Pictures from the story on PowerPoint to be shown on whiteboard for size and effect as the story is read (as a whole or in parts.)

Role play the story

(2 pages)

3 Group discussion and interaction

Use discussion to organize roles and action

Titles to choose as to which part of the story each group can discuss for roles and actions.

Step into the shoes

 (1 page)

3 Group discussion and interaction

Actively include and respond to all members of the group

Decide on a character, make notes using the given suggestions, read out notes for others to guess the character

A fun game

(1 page)

3 Group discussion and interaction

Actively include and respond to all members of the group

Just a fun easy board game about the story of The Odyssey. Laminate and use with dice and counters.

Prefix practice

(2 pages)

6 word structure and spelling

Recognise a range of prefixes

Not actually in unit objective but includes practise using common prefixes

Monsters in the story

 (4 pages)

8 Engaging with / responding to texts

Identify features that writers use to provoke readers’ reactions

Draw and describe the monsters in the story – as each part is discussed. Say how you feel about it.

Questions about The Odyssey

(1 page)

8 Engaging with / responding to texts

Identify features that writers use to provoke readers’ reactions

Answer the questions in sentences about the stories in The Odyssey

Make sentences

(1 page)

8 Engaging with / responding to texts

Identify features that writers use to provoke readers’ reactions

Fill in the gaps in the sentences – alliterative words. Recognise the similarities in the sentences.

Events in the story

(2 pages)

8 Engaging with / responding to texts

Identify features that writers use to provoke readers’ reactions

Decide what you think are the main four events in the story, write sentences and illustrate.

Write your own myth

(3 pages)

9 Creating and shaping texts

Use beginning, middle and end to write narratives

For use in group discussion – ideas on how to write a myth using start, middle, end. Phrases for opening, continuation and finishing lines

My myth

(3 pages)

9 Creating and shaping texts

Use beginning, middle and end to write narratives

11 Sentence structure and punctuation

Show relationships of time, reason and cause, through connectives and subordination

Step by step guide to write own myth

Odysseus and Cyclops sequence

 (1 page)

10 Text structure and organisation

Signal sequence, place and time to give coherence

Sequence the sentences about Odysseus and Cyclops

Connectives

(2 pages)

11 Sentence structure and punctuation

Show relationships of time, reason and cause, through connectives and subordination

Explanation and practice sentences to find correct connective in the sentences

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