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Literacy Y4 Narrative Unit 1 – Stories with historical settings.

                                   This unit is aimed at children in Year 4.

                                   A selection of resources to support the teaching of Literacy strategy, Narrative Unit 1– Stories with historical settings.

                                   Story used - 'The Butterfly Lion' by Michael Morpurgo.

                                   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   

 

Files Included in this Download

Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Questions about the story

(14 pages)

To clarify understanding of  the story

A page of questions for each  chapter inc. some explanation of words or phrases to do

Michael Morpurgo

(3 pages)

To learn about the author

Information to read and discuss about the author. List of books he has written. Write a short biography

Homophones

(2 pages)

6 Word structure and spelling

Distinguish the spelling and meaning of common homophones

Match the homophones, write sentences. At least on of each is from the story

Syllables

(2  pages)

6 Word structure and spelling

Know and apply common spelling rules

Find double consonant syllables for the given theme. Make a double letter alphabet

Verb tenses

(2 pages)

6 Word structure and spelling

Know and apply common spelling rules

Explanation of changing regular verb tenses with verbs to change. All verbs used are found in the story

Medium frequency words Y4

(13 pages)

6 Word structure and spelling

Spell high and medium frequency words

Year 4 medium frequency words - 132 words. Laminate and cut out to practise recognition

Characters in Butterfly Lion

(1 page)

7 Understanding and interpreting texts

Deduce characters ’reasons for behaviour from their actions

Name the characters and describe some. Give own feelings about these characters.

Actions and reasons of characters

(1 page)

7 Understanding and interpreting texts

Deduce characters ’reasons for behaviour from their actions

Explanation and work on actions and reasons of some of the characters in the story

Stages of The Butterfly Lion

(1 page)

7 Understanding and interpreting texts

Explain how ideas are developed in fiction texts

Write in the different stages how the story developed.

Feelings of characters

 (1 page)

8 Engaging and responding to texts

Interrogate texts to deepen and clarify understanding and response

Give examples of when the characters had the given feelings.

My thoughts

(1 page)

8 Engaging and responding to texts

Interrogate texts to deepen and clarify understanding and response

Give opinions on the given statements and reasons for them.

A review of The Butterfly Lion

(1 page)

8 Engaging and responding to texts

Interrogate texts to deepen and clarify understanding and response – a review

Fill in the boxes to give a review of the story

Expressive verbs

(2 pages)

8 Engaging and responding to texts

Interrogate texts to deepen and clarify understanding and response

Using a passage in the story written with less interesting verbs, put in more expressive verbs in the spaces of the text.

Imagine the scene

(3 pages)

8 Engaging and responding to texts

Interrogate texts to deepen and clarify understanding and response

Use the given text and headings to deepen understanding of character and setting

Character sketch

 (1 page)

9 Creating and shaping texts

Use settings and characterisation to engage readers interest

Make a character sketch using the titles in the boxes

Paragraphs

(2 pages)

10 Sentence structure and punctuation

Organise texts into paragraphs to distinguish between different information, events or processes

A text from the story written with no paragraphs to be rewritten to show the paragraphs.

Time sequence

 (1 page)

11 Sentence structure and punctuation

Use adverbs and conjunctions to establish cohesion within paragraphs

Find time connectives in one of the chapters. Make sentences using the time sequence words give –(practise this for paragraph work.

   

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