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Beowulf fiction unit, Beowulf journalistic style unit and Beowulf sentence construction

Beowulf fiction unit, Beowulf journalistic style unit and Beowulf sentence construction

I’ll admit it! I’m a bit obsessed with ‘Beowulf’. I do have a good reason: it inspires great writing. You are buying: a mega three week fiction writing unit; a four/five session journalistic style unit; a sentence grammar activity that I use frequently - it can be adapted for any text and is worth revisiting often. Of course, they are all strictly ‘Beowulf’ themed. Get involved - you’ll soon get the Beowulf bug.
extra golden-time
Hero Journalism, Beowulf, Greater Depth Writing, Year 5/6, Newspaper Reports, Journalistic Style

Hero Journalism, Beowulf, Greater Depth Writing, Year 5/6, Newspaper Reports, Journalistic Style

Reading comprehension! Drawing! Drama! High quality writing! Newspaper reports! These sessions give children an opportunity to produce ‘greater depth non-fiction writing’ using a fiction context - no research required! Available in Word and PDF. Through these sessions, children will explore 3 news reports about heroes; generate their own toolkits; strip a fiction text (Beowulf) back to its bare bones; create captions and draw scenes from the story; take part in drama activities and finally write news reports using a consistent style and appropriate register. This resource contains four fully resourced sessions (you need nothing else!) pitched at middle and high attaining Year 5 and Year 6 writers. Just work through the 12 page pack with your pupils, and then set them loose on their own news reports - they’ll be ready! It is helpful (though not essential) if the children have previously explored the story of Beowulf - I have written a fully resourced unit that you can purchase from my store. If they have not heard the story before, allow a little extra time to get familiar with the text (included). I ran these four sessions over a day, as a one day writing workshop. It would work equally well as four/five sessions across a week, depending on the speed of the class/group. The outcomes were fantastic and the children enjoyed the sessions. I have also included a bank of good examples from children working at age related expectation (ARE) and some children moving into greater depth - of course these are my judgements - feel free to disagree! These may be useful to look at with your class. Enjoy!
extra golden-time
A Midsummer Night's Dream Starters and Plenaries

A Midsummer Night's Dream Starters and Plenaries

Range of starters and plenaries to support pupils understanding of character, theme and plot within Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Perfect for KS3 but easily adaptable for KS2/4 study. Can be linked to a variety of reading and writing learning/assessment objectives.
rachelprice11
Shakespeare - Plays and Biography Worksheets

Shakespeare - Plays and Biography Worksheets

This bundle includes three worksheets related to the life and work of one of the greatest writers of all time, William Shakespeare. The bundle includes Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheets for Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. It is completed with a worksheet studying the life and work of the great playwright and sonnet writer. The worksheets are suitable for upper intermediate and advanced learners and can also be integrated into ESL/EFL classrooms especially for exam preparation such as KET, PET, IGCSE, IELTS, TOEFL.
kntonia
William Shakespeare - His life and work - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

William Shakespeare - His life and work - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

Teachers can use this 3-page informative worksheet to present to the classroom the life and work of William Shakespeare, one of the most important writers of all times. Students will gain some general knowledge about the theater culture during the sixteenth century and how William Shakespeare developed into one of the most significant writers of all time. The worksheet is suitable for intermediate and upper intermediate level. It can also be taught in ESL/EFL classrooms. The worksheet includes a reading comprehension exercise to consolidate and evaluate reading comprehension. It is completed with three vocabulary exercises which deal with vocabulary derived from the text.
kntonia
Taboo Bundle

Taboo Bundle

Three Taboo games for the price of less than two! All three of these games are unique, with no clues duplicated or repeated. If your students like one game, they are bound to enjoy the others.
laumorrow
Christmas Taboo - 2018

Christmas Taboo - 2018

This is a festive variation on the classic taboo style game. 100 Christmas themed words that can act as a fun starter/plenary/activity/ice breaker or even a reward. Taboo is an excellent game to improve students literacy and oracy, and is highly recommended to jazz up the lessons at the end of the long autumn term. If you like this then why not check out my other taboo games?
laumorrow
Shakespeare - Stories Comprehensions Bundle - Lower KS2

Shakespeare - Stories Comprehensions Bundle - Lower KS2

A bundle of 3 reading comprehension booklets to introduce your children to the works of Shakespeare. All the booklets are aimed at Lower Key Stage 2, with each play adapted into a fictional story format suitable for this age range . The texts and questioning are differentiated for three different ability levels. The following are included: - Macbeth - Twelfth Night - Much Ado About Nothing PDF file format. Answers included. (Also available as part of other Blossoming Minds' bundles.)
blossomingminds
Shakespeare - KS2 Reading Comprehensions - Romances Bundle

Shakespeare - KS2 Reading Comprehensions - Romances Bundle

A bundle of 3 reading comprehension booklets that tell the stories of some of Shakespeare's most popular romantic comedies. All the booklets are aimed at Lower Key Stage 2, with each story adapted to be suitable for this age range . The texts and questioning are differentiated for three different ability levels. The following are included: - Much Ado About Nothing (story format) - Twelfth Night (story format) - A Midsummer Night's Dream (play format) Perfect for a Shakespeare unit, a unit on play writing or for Shakespeare Week in March. PDF file format. Answers included.
blossomingminds
Shakespeare - Comprehension Bundle - Year 3 and 4

Shakespeare - Comprehension Bundle - Year 3 and 4

A bundle of 6 reading comprehension booklets that tell the stories of some of Shakespeare's most popular plays. All the booklets are aimed at Lower Key Stage 2, with each story adapted to be suitable for this age range, with a range of interesting questions. All six stories are differentiated for three different ability levels. The following are included: - Macbeth (story format) - Twelfth Night (story format) - Much Ado About Nothing (story format) - Romeo and Juliet (play format) - Hamlet (play format) - A Midsummer Night's Dream (play format) Perfect for a Shakespeare unit, a unit on play writing or for Shakespeare Week in March. PDF file format
blossomingminds
Twelfth Night - Year 3 and 4 Comprehension - Shakespeare

Twelfth Night - Year 3 and 4 Comprehension - Shakespeare

This resource is a comprehension booklet aimed at Lower Key Stage 2 (7-9 yrs). It is a story adapted from **Shakespeare’s **play of Twelfth Night. The story is a romance and covers the themes of identity, disguise and love among others. The story has been adapted so that is is suitable for ages 7-9. There are three differentiated booklets. The higher booklet has three pages of text for the children to read before they complete a range of questions based on a mixture of the KS1 and KS2 SATs. The middle and lower ability booklets have the text split into separate pages with questions on each page. PDF file format.
blossomingminds
Olympics Assembly

Olympics Assembly

Assembly script about the history of the Olympics and a brief history of Eric Liddell's story. The script is appropriate for year 1 to 6.
frazert2