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Literacy Y4 Narrative Unit2 – Stories set in imaginary worlds.

                                   This unit is aimed at children in Year 4.

                                   A selection of resources to support the teaching of Literacy strategy, Narrative Unit 2– Stories set in imaginary worlds.

                                   Story used - 'The BFG' by Roald Dahl.

                                   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

The BFG summary

(3 pages)

For Teachers

A summary of the story for teachers’ use

How well did you read the story?

 (1 pages)

To clarify understanding of  the story

Some questions with multiple choice answers about the whole story

Vocabulary Chapters 2 and 3

 (2 pages)

6 Word structure and spelling

Distinguish the spelling and meaning of less common words

Find less known words and find definitions,  find feelings words in these chapters

The BFG Dictionary

(4 pages)

6 Word structure and spelling

Distinguish the spelling and meaning of less common words

List the BFG’s strange words and some meanings. Give meanings for more uncommon words. pages  and sort in grammatical terms

The BFG Crossword

(2 pages)

6 Word structure and spelling

Distinguish the spelling and meaning of less common words

Crossword puzzle to do – clues relate to the given vocabulary

Vocabulary

(1 page)

 

6 Word structure and spelling

Know and apply common spelling rules

Spell the plurals of the given words. Connect the word to its definition

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

Compare characters

 (1 page)

7 Understanding and interpreting texts

Deduce characters ’reasons for behaviour from their actions

Compare the characters of Sophie and The BFG

All chapters questions and tasks

 (21 pages)

8 Engaging and responding to texts

Interrogate texts to deepen and clarify understanding and response

Questions on all of the chapters in the book to clarify understanding of the story

Cloze Procedure chapters 6 and 7

(1 page)

8 Engaging and responding to texts

Interrogate texts to deepen and clarify understanding and response

Fill in the given words in the passage about chapters 6 and 7

Chapters 1,2, 3,

(3 pages)

8 Engaging and responding to texts

Interrogate texts to deepen and clarify understanding and response

Questions and vocabulary to fit the sentences

Chapter 4 and 5

(1 page)

8 Engaging and responding to texts

Interrogate texts to deepen and clarify understanding and response

Questions about these chapters

How the story is written

(1 page)

9 Creating and shaping texts

Develop and refine ideas in writing using planning and problem solving strategies

Fill in the boxes to show the progression of the story

Cartoons

(1 page)

9 Creating and shaping texts

Use settings and characterisation to engage the readers interest

Write and illustrate a cartoon strip using the dialogue from the story.

The BFG – a play

(5 pages)

9 Creating and shaping texts

Use settings and characterisation to engage the readers interest

Words in a play format for children to enact with appropriate emphasis humour etc. when Sophie was taken by the BFG.

Make a back cover

(2 pages)

9 Creating and shaping texts

Use settings and characterisation to engage the readers interest

Make your own back cover for the book - 'The BFG'.

The Marvellous Ears

(1 page)

9 Creating and shaping texts

Show imagination through language used to create emphasis, humour atmosphere or suspense

Answer some questions. Draw and describe dreams using appropriate descriptive words according to the dream

Snozzcum,bers

(1 page)

9 Creating and shaping texts

Show imagination through language used to create emphasis, humour atmosphere or suspense

Use imagination to write sentences about the given words.

 

The Royal breakfast

(1 page)

 

10 Text structure and punctuation

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

Various tasks of writing descriptions  and illustrating the actions in this chapter

Storyboard

(2 pages)

10 Text structure and punctuation

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

Use adverbs and conjunctions to establish cohesion within paragraphs

Draw events from the story the write about that part of the story

Dream catching

(1 page)

11 Sentence structure and punctuation

Clarify meaning and point of view by using varied sentence structure (phrases, clauses and adverbials)

Give instructions on how to catch dreams. Write descriptions of dreams

A letter to the Queen

(1 page)

11 Sentence structure and punctuation

Clarify meaning and point of view by using varied sentence structure (phrases, clauses and adverbials)

Write a letter to the queen  - use some ideas from the BFG

    

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