Text Possible Written Outcomes or Incidental Writing Opportunities How to Train Your Dragon (Cressida Cowell) Non-chronological report on an invented dragon for a Dragon-Spotters’ Guide (Book) Instructions - How to trap a dragon (Book) Hook Adventure narrative for Hiccup with invented dragon (Book) Visit to Yorvik Viking Centre Dragonese morning Video clips – film and trailers, Literacy Shed Myths & Legends, Harry Potter and other similar films 2. Capturing Ideas Make Top Trumps game based on invented dragons. Debate - Could dragons have ever existed? Explore the names of the characters and how they reflect a character trait. Invent names for class. Book talk: what clues are there that the book is set in a different time and place? Book talk: what are the themes in the book? Find evidence for them. Compare how the dragons are introduced in the film and the book. Why do you think it has been done differently? Day in the life of a Viking boy (History) Concept map for invented dragon-appearance, habitat, nutrition, behaviours. 1. Responding to the text Sentence Games Topic sentence game - give topic sentence. Children suggest contents of paragraph. Reasons game. Give point of view - Unicorns exist. Children give reasons - I believe this because…, Due to…, As a result of… Chain writing with focus on expanded noun phrases and precise word choices Improve a sentence- focus on the grammatical elements that need consolidation or review Hot seat / distributed hot seating of characters at different points in the story and plot how they change during the book using conscience alley. Guided Reading Possibilities Role play interview with a dragon expert. Viking (Kevin Crossley-Holland) Writer talk: The writer uses many different text types within the book. Why? What is the effect? 3. Contextualised Grammar Teaching Use of subjunctive to express possibilities in discussion text/debate/comparative report – If dragons were to exist…, If a person were to be born a hero, he/she would… Generalisers and cause and effect adverbs to link sentences within and between paragraphs or stretches of spoken language Use of colon to construct sentences giving description: detail 4. Modelled Writing Shared Writing Guided Writing Independent Writing To be incorporated into each teaching sequence for the genres being covered: non-chronological report, instructions and descriptive / narrative writing.
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