A whole term’s English planning linked to the book ‘The Explorer’ (Winner of the Children’s Book Prize Winner of the Costa Children’s Book Award 2017) by Katherine Rundell.
Ideal for Year 4, Year 5 or Year 6 children.
30 lessons in total, all with SMART Notebook screens, task sheets and header sheets.
There are a total of 143 SMART Notebook screens and each lesson is clearly marked along with which lesson each chapter should be read to aid and link to the learning. (Update - I have split the SMART Notebook screens over four files to reduce the size and make it easier to download.)
(Update 21/10/2020 - In response to many requests, I have converted the SMART Notebook screens to Powerpoint, so there are also 174 Powerpoint presentation pages included for the teaching sequence across four files.)
This planning includes:
- Writing a narrative
- Writing a persuasive letter
- SATs style comprehension questions
- Journal writing
- Writing an information text
- Recording a radio broadcast
This book and planning link well with topic work on South America, Brazil, the Amazon rainforest and the Yanomami indigenious tribe. It will also educate and inform the children of a very current real problem that others in the world face - the destruction of the rainforest.
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Great Resource but I cant open the smart board slides. Do you have them as a PPT or on Inspire?
Thanks for your kind words. I only use SMART personally when teaching however I'll convert to SMART and aim to complete during the upcoming half-term break.
Thank you for your kind words. As I've had a few requests, I'll convert the SMART screens to Powerpoint and upload over half term.
21/10/2020 Update - I have completed converting the SMART Notebook files so there are now Powerpoint screens for each lesson included as requested.
Fantastic and well worth the money, a very broad range of activities that are very well planned and resourced. Thank you very much, you have saved me hours of work.
Thank you for your kind words. The Explorer lends itself to lots of engaging writing activities; I hope that you enjoy teaching using the resources and that your class enjoy reading the book.
This resource is absolutely brilliant - it has everything you need for a term's worth of work on The Explorer, including links to the Rainforest/Brazil and the Amazon (great if you also have this as your topic!). It covers all the curriculum areas required for Year 5 English in an engaging and fun way. Perfect!
Thank you very much for your kind words. I hope that you enjoy teaching the unit.
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