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Literacy Y4 Narrative Unit 4 – Issues and Dilemmas.

                                   This unit is aimed at children in Year 4.

                                   A selection of resources to support the teaching of Literacy strategy, Narrative Unit 4– Issues and dilemmas.

                                   Story used - 'Bill's New Frock' by Anne Fine.

                                   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

Bill’s New Frock questions

 (7 pages)

To clarify understanding of  the story

Questions about each chapter of the book to clarify understanding

A review of Bill’s New Frock

(1 page)

To clarify understanding of  the story

Give comments about the story and own opinions and reasons

Asking questions

 (2 pages)

4 Drama

Create roles showing how behaviour can be interpreted from different viewpoints

Prepare questions to ask three ‘Bill’s. Take notes on answers and compare.

If I were…

(1 page)

4 Drama

Create roles showing how behaviour can be interpreted from different viewpoints

Write how you think you may be treated if you were …… These may be role played to find others’ opinions

Compound words

 (4 pages)

6 Word structure and spelling

Know and apply common spelling rules

Put words together to make compound words. Add words to make compound words. Different levels of difficulty.

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 and feelings

 (1 page)

7 Understanding and interpreting texts

Deduce characters ’reasons for behaviour from their actions

Join the given characters and their feelings. Add own.

 

What is next

(1 page)

7 Understanding and interpreting texts

Explain how ideas are developed in fiction texts

Explain what the characters did next in the story

Boys or girls

(1 page)

7 Understanding and interpreting texts

Explain how ideas are developed in fiction texts

Sort words generally used for girls, boys or both and explain reasons

Anne Fine talks about Bill’s New Frock

(2 pages)

7 Understanding and interpreting texts

Explain how ideas are developed in fiction texts

Comments from Anne Fine about the book – for background information

Planning a report

(2 pages)

9 Creating and shaping texts

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

Plan a report on ‘Are girls treated differently from boys?’

Our Playground

(2 pages)

9 Creating and shaping texts

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

Describe the playground using detailed sentences. Draw a picture of the playground and label from your description

What was it like for Bill to be dressed as a girl?

(1 page)

 

9 Creating and shaping texts

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

Find out and record how the following people treated Bill differently when he was dressed as a girl.

 

Bills’ appearance and feelings

(2 pages)

9 Creating and shaping texts

Choose and combine words, images and other features for particular effects

Around Bill’s picture write his appearance from words in the book and what his feelings are or may be

For or against

(1 page)

11 Sentence structure and punctuation

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

Statements to decide for or against. Give evidence for the decision

 

Chapter 1

(2 pages)

11 Sentence structure and punctuation

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

Answer the questions  giving own points of view  and reasons where appropriate

Write a story

(2 pages)

11 Sentence structure and punctuation

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

Information and suggestions about the story. Write own story.

Sharing playgrounds

(1 page)

11 Sentence structure and punctuation

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

Write opinions for and against with reasons for boys and girls sharing playgrounds.

Change sentences

(2 pages)

11 Sentence structure and punctuation

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

Change the given sentences to different statements, questions, negatives and orders using sentences found in the book

Its and it’s

(2 pages)

11 Sentence structure and punctuation

Use commas to mark clauses and the apostrophe for possession

Practice sentences to use it’s and it is appropriately

     

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