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Literacy Y4 Narrative Unit 5 – Plays.

                                   This unit is aimed at children in Year 4.

                                   A selection of resources to support the teaching of Literacy strategy, Narrative Unit 5– Plays.

                                   Story used - 'James and the Giant Peach' by Roald Dahl - a play. Adapted by Richard.R.George.

                                   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

Comprehension

(2 pages)

To clarify understanding of  the story

Questions to answer in complete sentences

Multiple choice quiz

 (1 page)

To clarify understanding of  the story

Multiple choice questions about the story / play

Questions about the story

 (3 pages)

To clarify understanding of  the story

Circle the best fit answers to the questions

Quiz

 (2 pages)

To clarify understanding of  the story

Multiple choice questions about the story / play

Discussion statements.

( 2 pages)

1 Speaking

Offer reasons and evidence for their views, considering different opinions

Agree or disagree with the statements about the story / play. Discuss some of the given statements in small groups

Being an actor

 (2 pages)

4 Drama

Create roles showing how behaviour can be interpreted from different viewpoints

Information on what being an actor involves. Participate in role play of insects in story

My own story and play

(4 pages)

4 Drama

Develop scripts based on improvisation

9 Engaging with and responding to texts

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

12 Presentation

Write consistently with neat, legible and joined handwriting

Read or listen to  and discuss the stories written by other children

Write own story on a similar theme of a large object rolling. Make the written story into a play using dialogue

Writing a play

(2 pages)

4 Drama

Develop scripts based on improvisation

9 Engaging with and responding to texts

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

Questions about writing a play. Read the given passage from the story and turn it into a play using dialogue

My review

(6 pages)

4 Drama

Comment constructively on plays and performances, discussing effects and how they are achieved

Give own review of story / play (1 page).  Compare to some reviews written by other children.

Vocabulary

(2 pages)

6 Word structure and spelling

Know and apply common spelling rules

Match the highlighted word in the sentences to the give definitions of words.

Working with words

(1 page)

6 Word structure and spelling

Know and apply common spelling rules

Complete each sentence using a word from the box

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

Unscramble words

(1 page)

6 Word structure and spelling

Spell high and medium frequency words

Unscramble the words  from the story / play

My views of events in the story

(1 page)

7 Understanding and interpreting texts

Deduce characters ’reasons for behaviour from their actions

Answer the questions to show your views on parts of the story

About the story

 (1 page)

7 Understanding and interpreting texts

Explain how ideas are developed

Record the process of how the story / play was developed

Words used in stage directions

 (3 pages)

7 Understanding and interpreting texts

Explain how writers use figurative and expressive language to create images and atmosphere

Improve the given stage directions. Sort out words to help the actor in speech or movement

Features of a playscript

(4 pages)

9 Engaging with and responding to texts

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

List of features of a playscript. Plans to make a story into a play. Write the play.

Imagination through language

(2 page)

9 Engaging with and responding to texts

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

9 Engaging with and responding to texts

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

Find and record  words used in the story to create emphasis, humour, atmosphere or suspense. Make up your own words to do the same.

What is the question?

2 pages)

11 Sentence structure and punctuation

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

Write down the question which would be asked to have the response of each given sentence about the story / play

Writing activities

(1 page)

11 Sentence structure and punctuation

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

Complete the two given writing activities

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